Wow, that is some gorgeous hardscape! Great job!
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#lovemypearlsWhat beautiful pearl gouramis you have!! I am currently keeping a trio of female pearls in my 75g and absolutely love hand-feeding them everyday. My all-time favorite gourami and one of the best freshwater fish IMO.
The tank is looking spectacular so far. Definitely love the driftwood you've picked out.
I'm glad this tank was put to good use. Everything looks wonderful!#lovemypearls
Thanks! Really do love my pearls. I've got two generations going in this tank. Pearls get overlooked these days, but I would go so far as to say that a fully colored up male pearl gourami is the prettiest freshwater fish in the hobby. You should get your harem a man to show off to them!
I gotta give props to @ROWEBLAST for supplying and helping pick out and arrange the manzanita. The branches are attached to a lilac stump out of my backyard. Hard to get a good pic of it because of all the shadows, but the stump is hollow and forms a cave that all the botia hang out in.
Another shoutout to @Capsaicin_MFK. This was his tank before and has previously graced these forums pages.
Really intrigued by those lights!
Me too! They have only been up for a week so I can't really speak to their performance as of yet. I can say that I am very impressed with the easy set-up and programming functionality. Only real complaint is the instructions are a bit lacking for detail, but once I figured out a few little things it's actually pretty easy.
I run the controls through my iPad. Currently I have it set up for a gradual ramp from 8AM to noon, peak at about 80% until two, with a ramp down to 8PM. I keep the cool whites running low from 8-midnight for late night viewing, with a 1% blue and 1% cool white moonlight. You can even set up time periods for random "weather events" to occur with variable frequency and intensity settings for each period. I can't tell if the overall lighting dims during these "events" or if it is just random lightning flashes. Still, having preset periods for random effects is way better than the options on previous lights I have had which only had manual button controls.
Nice tank. I so wish I had a big enough tank for a pearl gourmai.
Great looking tank. It appears like you have some threadfins and the obvious pearl gouramis. Do you also have RCS and if yes, how are they doing?
I have a 24.1cube. I have a honey gourmai in there nowThanks! How big is your tank? I started with a pair in a 20 gallon, which was admittedly too small. I'd say a 29+ would be fine, though.
Thanks! I do have a good population of cherry shrimp right now. Last winter I broke down my shrimp tank and put the remaining dozen or so cherries in the old 75. I didn't really expect them to survive with the loaches and gouramis, but when I took down the 75 this summer there were easily hundreds of cherry shrimp. I separated out the best looking ones for the new 100 gal and sold most of the culls. Not sure how many I have now, but I regularly see babies and some of the old females are looking really nice.
I had a few culls left in a 10 gal that I decided to use as a quarantine tank for some new arrivals last week. Unfortunately I discovered that some of the new fish are straight-up shrimp murder machines. Not sure what to do about that just yet. They will have to stay in the quarantine until I figure something out...