I'm pretty sure that some day soon I will add some more plants "just because"
. Until then I'm still learning and will just try to enjoy the fairly low maintenance setup that I've got.
some things you can't tell from the pic is the pieces of wood are hollowed out. If you look at the ram on the left, right under him is the "entrance" where the loach can go into and feel snug. The other smaller piece is the same way.
The hairgrass still has some filling in to do in the back. Cutting it regularly seems to make it grow much faster. I could probably just rip some out of the front and replant in the back but i'm not really in that big of a hurry. And surprisingly I don't have any debris getting caught in it which is one thing I was afraid of.
The Bolivian rams are a new addition. Back in December I went to an LFS that had some blue rams, and I probably should have waited but I just had to have a pair. The guy that sold them to me said they were a male and female, but after a few days I started to realize they were both male, only one was pale in color. He died shortly after. The other one lasted about a week and a half after that before he turned pale and died the same way. So I've shyed away from getting more. Now recently I've been seeing these Bolivian rams all over the place, so I thought I would give them a shot. Their colors aren't quite as stunning as the blues, but certainly very impressive in their own right. They don't seem to be shy at all and have a great personality. Hopefully they will work out. And of course the employees didn't know the difference in males or females so I tried to pick a pair myself. I'm positive about one being male, but I'm suspicious the other may be too, i'm not sure. So the jury is out on the spawning issue. Will wait and see. A part of me hopes they are both males so I don't have to worry about them bullying everyone else at spawning times.... but it would be cool though!
Phil - what part of Charlotte? I used to live right off of WT Harris a few years ago.