About a week ago I went from this
I have been eye-balling this hunk of wood for awhile and I finally bit the bullet and bought it. Malaysian Mangrove:
Decided I'd try Micro Sword again. The plant that the baby loach is on was labeled Pygmy Sword.
Sword I kept from the 55:
Is this Rotalla? When I got this awhile back the top was red then got a serious case of algae. After a hydrogen peroxide dip the red has gone. Hopefully it will return.
I had this piece of mopani laying down in the 55, hence why the Java Fern is tied so high up. I will probaby tie it to the bottom portion. Alot of plantlets coming from the leaves.
My Ludwigia Repens seems to always be doing good.
Ok, here is what was in the pot labeled Pygmy Sword. The thinner one on the left was part of a runner from the one on the right.
Not sure exactly what this one is called but I love the color. It was labeled as Scarlett Temple.
Another Java Fern.
My Anubias. I actually bought this about a couple months or so ago from Petsmart. It was in a tube and only had 3 leaves on it.
Look at those roots.
2 more of the Scarlets.
Some more of the Rotalla and a decent shot of a surviving baby platy (see further down).
My Wysteria. A couple of these started very, very small and from a tube.
I tried to get a shot of the color of the Lud, but The cell phone does not capture it too well.
Here's a another shot of the (?) Pygmy and 1 of the baby loaches eating.
1 of the 5 baby loaches I discovered living in my filter awhile ago. I tried to get shots of all of them but they wouldn't sit still long enough.
1 of 2 Sunburst Platy's I also discovered in the filter.
Substrate: Miracle Gro Organic topped with 100 lbs of pool filter sand
Filters: 2 Fluval 405's
Lighting: Zoo Med 48" T5HO with 1 Flora bulb and 1 daylight bulb, also Zoo Med. Soon I will be upgrading to a Catalina Solar T5.
Pressurized CO2 using paintball tank and Rena ceramic stone. I also added a Koralia 750 to help circulate the co2 around. I have a reactor that I built but thought I would try the stone out.
EI dry fert dosing just recently being started.
9 Dojo Loaches: 2 golden and 7 brown. 5 of those brown being the babies.
3 Red Wag Platy's
4 Sunburst Platy's, 2 being the babies.
3 Dalmation Mollies. My wife picked them out and I love them. They actually come up to my hands when I'm working in the tank. I've wanted this from the loaches but they won't even let me touch them!
5 Neon Tetras
4 Black Neon Tetras
2 Minor Red Tetras
All the fish came over from the 55 without any problems at all.
As for the plants, All the corkscrew vals I had in the 55 melted in the 75. During the recent rescape when I added the new wood I threw it all out. I also threw out about 4 swords and a hand full of Ludwigia when I transferred everything to the new tank.
The left side of the tank is somewhat vacant. If the swords don't do much better I am going to pull them and put put something else in. I want something with color but the only local LFS hardly has anything and when they do it is pretty costly.
Thanks for looking and all comments welcomed!