Really nice tank. Its rare to see anyone on this forum using lavarock. You probably already noticed, but the gudgeons love to wedge themselves into tight spaces, so if you made some little crevices in the rockwork, they may spawn in there.
Im surprised your gudgeon is okay with the RCS. Mine completely devoured all the shrimp I added to their tank. Not a pleasant experience.
Thanks! I got the lava rocks actually from someone in this forum and I've liked it ever since. There's tons of crevices between the rocks, but right now, I only have 1 peacock gudgeon, so, can't breed them yet.
I think she ate the smaller RCS, but I have two left over. Hopefully, they'll be ok.
Don't know how much truth there is to this statement but I've heard lava rock is Nitrate heaven due to all of the crevices and pits. If you seem to be having trouble reducing your Nitrates with water changes the lava rock could be the culprit. Anyways, nice tank!
wow, this tank looks amazing! i really like the look of the plants growing up from between the rocks, its something that you don't see very often. you've done a great job of making your own unique scape look awesome.
you mentioned not knowing where to put the A. reineckii, but i really like it there. with your Vals growing to the right of them and maybe some in the other corner as well (you could keep them contained with the lava rocks so they don't take over like they tend to do, lol), it would give a neat effect to the tank.
also, i don't think you should have the RCS in there, the gudgeons will definitely eat them. And did i see a pencil fish in there? cool stocking list!