The bottles, provide multible caves and the bottlenecks are pipes, which loaches love so much. Additionally even they serve as flowerpots and are half filled with sand.
Arranging all that, appears simple, but a lot of thought was put in. I was imagining, how the fish would travel, and what path I could offer for quick escapes. After all there are a 3 groups in there and some singles and pairs.
The fact that at times (for example short before light out) there is NO single fish visible, gives me satisfaction, that there is shelter for everyone. Even Striatas hide underneath a pile of stones during times at night…
This also proves that they are happy to accept shelters when offered.
Here shortly after the setup
Those I have unfourtenately lost
The Y.Nigrolineatas I still have
Our typical Clownfingarra
This common ancistrus makes herself blend in nicely
After some growth
Thanks Shari,shari2 wrote:I love the red leaved plants. And that is an amazing echinodorus! ...
Those Nymphaea lotus, grow floating leaves quite fast, need to be trimmed, otherwise they cover the surface, come in green and red. They are intresting in current. Partially it makes the leaves stay under water longer, but once they made it to the top, they stay stable - if someone likes that - it may be worth an experiment in a "hilly". But the tank should have more than a 1´ otherwise the leaves get to top too fast. Even though I´m trimming - all leaves reach the surface sooner or later...
I´ve 2 of those Echi´s. I´ll wait for a bigger rosette, than I´ll post another pic. I love those too. It´s the first time in the last 4 years, that P and N is used up completely (I´ll measure some more times and will start adding a testet lawn fertilizer. One with and one without P) - I was very surprised - I guess its due to those Echis getting at it...
Here a Y.Caudipunctata as a tourguide, showing HIS holes... THose Y.C´s are incredible fast disappearing in one hole and coming out of another - often faster than the eye can follow - I mean it, they are unbelievably quick.
It's very clever. I can't wait to see it when it's no longer temporary!
Thanks Mark, me neither problem is, I´m going through a bunch of changes. Originally I wanted to avoid the temporary tanks. Now they are standing in a room thats under construction and so many necessary things to do first - unfourtunately. My current target is 31.May08. And I even need to be a good boy to hit that one. But than it´s gona be 7´ (if I don´t have to move house before that).Mark in Vancouver wrote:... I can't wait to see it when it's no longer temporary!
In the meantime one "stoned" Striata
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