Can't wait to see it!! What size and what's the plan for it?
Hi! It's a little 30cm cube, hopefully I'll be able to find suitable sized hardscape for it, maybe Malaysian or spider wood. I'll be going low tech again but I'd like to go for an aqua soil substrate and try some easy stems this time. I'd like to keep a betta in it.
That latest photo is beautiful. I like the buce and anubias mixed together.
Thanks! That's very kind.
I'm actually heading to Bangkok tomorrow for a short holiday so I'm a little worried about the tank. I'll be there for just 6 days though so things should be fine and my brother will be around to feed the fish. I wasn't going to feed the fish today but what the hell, might as well do it since I'm leaving tomorrow.
I did my weekly water change today. Still can't stop moving everything around while doing water changes, which means I spend way too much time putting all the plants back where they were when I'm done. I seriously have to stop doing that or I might end up killing my plants like the last time.
Anyway all the bucephalandra I added last week appear to be doing fine. Minimal melting so far, which is good but then again it's only been a week. I can see that one of the emersed clumps is adapting well, I'm hoping to see new growth soon! I do have a small clump of emersed bucephalandra catherinae (at least I was told it's catherinae) that hasn't really done anything, but it hasn't melted either, so hopefully we'll see some new growth from there soon as well.
The new 30cm cube arrived today! It's a rimless glass tank, looks so much nicer than my current acrylic tank. I also bought a stand big enough for a 90cm tank, I'd like to have two cubes on it eventually. Unfortunately the Chihiros light I ordered won't be here so soon since it has to be shipped over from China. Hopefully it will get here in two weeks, that's about how long it took the last time I ordered a light from them.
Just a few pictures:
All doing well so far!
Here's the catherinae after a week. It might not even be catherinae, if anyone knows what it is that would be cool, but I know bucephalandra names are pretty iffy.
Here's one of the little sparklers. I have never managed to get a picture of them with their fins fully flared open. I did hear their croaking recently though! Two of them were squaring up for some reason and I very nearly pushed my face up against the glass to watch. It was quite a sight, but nothing beats hearing them croak for the first time. They don't really fight that much though so I don't get to see (and hear) it that often.
This update got quite a bit longer than I expected haha. Thanks for reading as always.