My boyfriend thought planted fish tanks were cool, but never showed too much
interest. I asked him if he'd like me to set him up one, and he seemed excited.
He now loves it and is excited to set up another, much bigger, tank in the future :]! I have brought another person to the "dark"(Read: Awesome) side
(I also got him a freakin' sweet pocket watch long before the trip, this tank was just a spur of the moment gift. Dark steel and skeleton-style so you can see all the bits. I could post a picture of that too if anyone is interested. It's very steam punk-ish)
Here are the shots!
(ignore the mess at the bottom of the tank, a wafer crumbled when attempting to remove it, haha. It has since been sucked out :] )
1 Halfmoon betta, red. His name is K'voth, my boyfriend picked him out and named him after his favorite character from one of his favorite books :] .
3 Cardinal tetra
5 (fire red) cherry shrimp
I'm not kidding, those shrimp look just like the pictures I see floating around here called " fire red"s . They're juvi's still, and they're brilliant looking.
Big ol' hunk of Java fern (was sold as a "mat" of it, a bit pricey but still pretty cool to see a good plant selection in a local shop out in Cali! I'm used to the pitiful stuff I see in southern NJ :[ .. )
A bunch of Aanacharis
I also have a 5g-10g filter fitted in the back hidden behind the java fern.
Everything is healthy, active and happy and it's been up for a while.
Just thought I would share.
I'm now in love with the "visio" brand tanks I've spotted around in hte LFSs in so-cal. I'm not sure if they're anywhere else in the west coast, as this was my first time on the west, but man so I wish they had that stuff in NJ, ha.