At the end of the month I'm taking a trip home to move some things back, and Chevy is one of those "things." I moved him from this tank to my 5 gallon. (That tank will receive a thread after I get back.)
After doing that, I did some shopping for the Spec.
I went to my LFS today, and they had a fish I've been wanting for a while. Scarlet Badis. I picked one up for the spec!
I also picked up some more shrimp, as my girlfriend wants to bring a colony back to Wisconsin.
I got a bunch of Cherries and a few more Carbon Rilis for $30! A helluva deal, if you ask me. She's going to be taking the Rilis, I'm keeping the Cherries for the Spec. However, in the meantime, they're going to be mixed in here; (about 2 weeks.)
The badis was a pain to get a solid picture of, but I tried.
Badis and Cherries.
Thanks for the shrimp pics.
The first one is a bit "where's Waldo" though, he he.
I cut off a tiny bit of black sponge and wedged it into the lower inlet slit.
I have four Fluval Specs, a 5g, 9g, 15g, and one like this 2.6g that I just set up.
I have shrimp in the 5g and the 15g and even though I blocked the lower inlets on day one.
And on day one placed a screen over the top inlet in the 5g and placed a wedge of sponge over the 15g top and bottom inlets I still have stray shrimp in the filter area.
I have a tiny shrimp net and a turkey baster I use to move them back to the living area, but seems like there's always one or two in there. These are tanks with 30-75 shrimp so I can live with it, but it freaks me out. I just have to not think about it, he, he.
Anyway, a little bit of sponge works if you need an alternate solution on the lower inlet.
One other thing I've got going is an airstone bubbling in one of the filter chambers. This seems to decrease surface film and I like the idea of a little more oxygen for the shrimp.
That airstone is a really good Idea. I might do that. I plan on ordering a screen from H4NAquatics, just need next payday to come, as I spent enough money today. You should make journals for your Specs!
I appreciate your comments!