More updates! More pictures!
Sorry, it's been a while since the last update. I've been busy with school. Actually, I'm still busy with school; I'm in the middle of my final exams. But there's no time to study, I have the Planted Tank Community to please!
(Prof Farnsworth voice) Good news, everyone! The plants are bubbling! Yayyyyyy!!!!!!!
My girlfriend discovered that depending on where the desk lamp is angled, different plants will bubble and they will also bubble at different rates depending on how much light they get. Photosynthesis, what a wonder of evolution.
The wisteria have grown above the water level and continue to grow even though they're being stopped by the glass lid. They're all bent and S shaped now.
The java moss and the crypt are brown
, but somehow the crypt still has bubbles on its leaves??? Why???
The glass is all covered in green algae, which means I should reduce the photoperiod, but the shrimp seem to enjoy snacking on the algae once in a while.
I only have 4 or 5 ghost shrimp left. A few of them died 3 weeks ago and were eaten by their living counterparts. (1st picture is of 2 ghost shrimps cannibalizing their dead comrade, 2nd picture is of a dead shrimp) I don't feed the shrimp at all, they just eat whatever dead plant matter or algae is in the tank. Can you spot the ghostie in the 4th picture?
I also added a "No Fishing" octopus ornament upon the insistence of my girlfriend. I took out the foam filter, took it home, cut it down to size, and then put it in a hospital tank. The airstone is still in this tank, but I'm no longer using it. Just letting the airstone gather some precious bacteria so I can jump start a new tank.
Also, please take a look at the last picture, it seems to be a snail. It's in a different spot every time I look at my tank. It has a see-through, spiral shell. Can anyone identify it?