Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Gadsden, Alabama
After 48 hours the water was still too cloudy to suit me, so I drained all that I could. Then I put some water back in, using some airline tubing with the water coming out onto a rock. As a result, the water is much clearer. The water depth is about 1 inch in the back, 2 inches in the front - I plan to use Tom Barr's dry-start method. Tomorrow I shall be ordering plants- Sagittaria platyphylla, Sag. subulata, Echinodorus Kleiner Bar (1 only), and Echinodorus tenellus. With the exception of the Kleiner Bar sword, I am buying a goodly number of each, enough to have a fairly thickly planted tank. The above is what I am getting from one vendor; I may investigate to see what another vendor can provide; I would like some Water Sprite, some Ech. quadricostata, and Ech. peruensis - not much hope of the last one! This will more or less be a New World biotope, not quite a SE U.S. biotope. Later on, I would like to put in Jordanella floridae, a fish I have successfully bred in the past.
No camera yet. I have pretty much given up hope. Perhaps the cat stole it.