2 new aquascapes
Posted 28 November 2018 - 11:49 AM
2 new aquascape! Nothing special and 1 is dry starting since I can't add water yet...I'm also short a light unit and so having to move that around to light them both. I might have messed up some timings.
90L currently has
Bolbitis (this stuff growa like a weed its terrifying)
Pogo...(I've forgotten what its called)
Got a carpet plant on the way
Its also got the added bonus of extra plants (not pictured) that are due to go in the other tank but I'm not sure would survive the dry start
60L dry start
Buce green velvet ok think)
Amazon sword (ocelot I think?)
A red rosette plant I don't rememeber the name of...
Posted 28 November 2018 - 11:50 AM
If anybodies still about, hi!
Posted 23 December 2018 - 03:23 AM
Posted 23 December 2018 - 06:53 PM
I've put notifications on the thread so I'll at least know if anybody pops by now.
I still can't quite decide on in inhabitants- Im thinking cherry and crystal shrimp and ottos for the smaller tank. probably go for white, black and blue shrimp. For the bigger tank I'm currently hoping I can find a Dario 'myanmar' but only scarlet badis is easy to get from that group unfortunately. Then a group of microdevario kobutai probably. But it'll depend what I can find around I guess, I've yet to locate a good fish shop near me
Most the plants seem to be doing well but for some reason nearly all the anubias just melted which is weird
Posted 27 December 2018 - 12:27 AM
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Posted 02 January 2019 - 02:29 AM
PS happy new year.
Posted 19 January 2019 - 07:49 PM
I think I'm going to end up with microdevario kobutai and scarlet badis since I can get hold of them, I can't source the others, got one last place to try. Then aiming for blue bolts in the little tank but trying to sort out water parameters first, will probably need RO unfortunately, my kH is a touch high and I can't get the pH to drop below 8. Strange soft alkaline water
In the end nearly all the anubias melted/rotted away for unknown reason. the best explanation I found was a rare kind of anubias specific disease? I treated the tank for bacterial disease and its seems to have cleared up but most the anubias is gone so got a long wait for it to all grow back! the big coffofolia is growing really quick (about a leaf a week I think?) but the nana var. are slower so it'll be a while. Some of the buce is flowering though and in general all the plants are doing well, little bit of algae but not surprising and nothing major apart from the spots on the old coffofolia leaves.
At the moment I'm on the hunt for new LED if you've got any suggestions!! I've got the dennerle ones on the bigger tank which are good lightness wise but they're quite yellowish, but everything else is so much more expensive