Water changes done.
Going to need to do daily water changes on the betta tank to get ammonia down more. It's way too high. Dosing a lot of Prime to help inbetween changes.
Betta seems happy though. A lot happier in his own tank.
Added a sword runner to the tank. Dunno how well it will do, but meh. The dwarf sag isn't doing well. I thought this stuff was supposed to grow well?
Now just have to wait for the crypts to melt and then grow back to fill back in that left side.
40g seems to be doing well. Made sure to vacuum up the filter area really well. A lot of gunk was getting trapped there. Flow on the filter is much better now.
Platy seems to be enjoying its new home too. It inspects the cories whenever one swims up to the surface.
She's not the flashiest platy, but I think she's pretty cute
Feel bad that it's just her, but don't plan on getting more any time soon.
Maybe she's holding some fry and will pop some out :P lol Doubt it but we'll see I guess.
New swords are doing well. Uprooted some by accident and they already have some nice roots.
I really want to get some more anubias for the back piece of wood in the left corner. The one that's on it is hanging on, but has a long way to go to look healthy again. Maybe just cover the whole thing with a bunch of nana. I think that would look nice
125... I finally managed to snag the sick barb. Definitely septic. Blood all up under its skin and pineconing like crazy. Will be starting meds tonight with some soaked bloodworms.
In the meantime though... did more trimming. It's nice to actually see individual plants lol.
Like this crypt that was always covered in sword leaves.
I really hope it turns back to how it used to look. Going to slowly trim the taller leaves and hope it encourages it to grow the shorter ones again.
And look at this lil bastard. This lil thing is the reason why I haven't taken out this piece of wood yet lol. The original leaves all died off on it and this is all new growth.
It's ok though. Even though the wood positioning is ugly, it creates this overhang cave type of thing that the fish like.
Spotted a little loach foraging. Just think it's neat how well it blends in with the substrate
For anyone curious, substrate is a mix of play sand, pool filter sand, eco complete, pebbles, and a little bit of crushed coral here and there. It was actually all separated when this tank was first set up, but that didn't last long. Everything got mixed up and meh.. I like it
Thought this was funny too. Noticed one of the loaches swimming up by the filter outputs. Guess it likes hanging out up there. Silly fish!
And finally some tank shots. It does look more yellow b/c I put a bit too much iron in my fert mix. Oops lol
And yep... looks more open and bright now. Still need to remove a few more sword runners, but not in any hurry.
Will be putting the UV thing right smack in the middle. At least that's the plan. If I can't put it there b/c the cord is too short, then it will go on the left side.