Hello. I hope this is the right forum to introduce myself. I have been reading this forums for a long time, and decided to finally post.
For almost two years I have kept a Betta, bred and raised by my wife, in a 2 gallon on my desk, with a bunch of ferns, moss and assorted cuttings. As low tech as it can get.
4 weeks ago I started a new picotope tank in my office, it has yellow shrimp, dwarf crayfish, galaxy danios and MTS. The snails are the biggest critter in there. I have assorted plants, and the first glosso I've managed to get horizontal. I have a moderat case of red algae, but in my experience, once the plants fill in and by adding a little extra Excel, it will be fine.
At about the same time, I converted my ADA tank into a carnivorous plant terrarium. I left a small area for emersed aquarium plants, and it is working great. A tiny piece of Anubias nana rhizome is now a pretty cool plant.
Finally, 2 weeks ago my wife started a CRC tank at home.
Following are pictures of the tanks. Any advice, criticism and suggestion welcome.
4 weeks later:
A galaxy danio, shrimp and crayfish. This fish are gorgeous, I need a better camera. The fish is about the size of the shrimp.
The filter. Anyone has experience with these? I am loving it so far.
Mr. GRUMPIO'S SUPER LOW TECH
Mr. Grumpio the home grown betta:
WIFE'S CRC TANK
My wife's CRC tank, there is a cloudy biological film growing on the glass, I hope it clears up by itself.
ADA terrarium. Does this count as planted tank?
Emersed anubias nana in the terrarium
ITS A TRAP!
And finally, for scale, here is the crayfish, who is bigger than the danios or the shrimp, next to a snail: