That's what I've nicknamed it as my tank is slowly improving. lol Forgot to say, I'm still figuring out the planting scheme and I'm playing around with little pieces of wood to try to make a little fence by the path. I thought of making a miniature treehouse too but my windling skills aren't that good. I'll make it cooler somehow.
-some wild collected (elodea species, something that looks and grows like dwarf hair grass)
- rotala and cambomba species from heineken's tank
-one plant that's compact with purple on the underside of the leaves (not waffle, the tags around here somewhere)
Know the species?
I'm still having trouble with diatom algae encrusted plants and walls which is odd cause the tank has been up since January. It should be gone by now. It looks like a mix of diatoms and a green algae encrusted over each other?
I have an inch long pond snail that I collected from the wild to help (I know it's not smart as it could have parasites but I couldn't resist. He's a monster and does an awesome job of devouring the algae.)
My zebras have been frisky! There's tiny fry throughout the gravel. Not sure they're getting enough to eat but I have seen water fleas and small nematodes so I hope there's even smaller life in my little ecosystem that they're surviving on. I have to research on food stuffs for them.
Fts (side is main view)
I forgot how annoying this stuff is as it sticks all over my arms.
One more thing - I'm getting into DIY CO2 and dosing Seachem Flourish. I'm going to be using the jello method and i have already got the jello in a small water bottle (I wanted to start slow so i can gauge the pH bc i don't have a drop checker.) But I was thinking this marshmellow jar would be better as the jello would be spread out more and offer the yeast more surface area. Plus it's easier to wash.
Thanks for clicking!