Saturday, May 14, 2011

Fishroom Updates

Random Pics

Nano Shrimp Cube

Got a couple of Glass Vases from a friend which he bought from IkEA, Originally a container for some scented candles and stuffs which he no longer use...
Here it is now!!!

Main Tank Evolution


Managed to change the subtrate from crushed/granulated black granite to Natural pea- sized river gravel. The Water Sprite (Ceratopteris thalictroides) background planting has grown taller... I will incorporate some dried and leached Terminalia catappa leaves as soon as possible for a natural feel... I love the easy maintenance of this tank... Minimal to NO water changes, I just fill up the tank from time to time due to evaporation

Bad Pix

Redchest morph showing the metallic green on the upper shoulder.

Fern Tank

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Moss Tank

Mossy branches with Green wall, and Christmas moss groundcovers

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Flametail Garden

All the larger-leafed anubias were moved into this tank. Im Still getting rid of the tannins from the newly introduced driftwoods.


Low tech Planted Tank for my ClassN Snakebellies.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Shrimp Hills Project

Got some time working on my 'Shrimp Hills' Project

The Materials
Hardscape: Cut Rawda stone bars, Irregular-shaped Rawda stones, Natural Pea sized Construction gravel (Not Crushed), All for free taken from the Samples Library in our office heheh

Softscape: Christmas moss tied in a thin slate (Got the slates in the office as well)

Fishtank: Found it lying outside the compound gate. Somebody has thrown it heheh (maybe he got fed up with his goldfish bullying his cats)
The good thing is....
No Leaks!!!! (Im a lucky mot#erF@&K**)

Budget: ZERO!!!

Here's the Final look

Added the DIY CO2 with a chopstick diffuser for the moss to kickstart...

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Tank for other species

Tank in a Walstad fashion amplified with clay and garden soil from the neighbours downstairs haha... Plants do love it, The open top encourages my Lysimachia nummularia (Creeping jenny) to find its way above the water line and cling itself to the ornamental branches. Echnidorus sp. (Amazon sword) started peeking at the surface as well... I love the look of it! Like an amazon biotope (I Wish)
This tank is home to my 2 pairs of Dwarf Blue Gouramis (Colisia spp.) and Wild caught Poecilia reticulata (Wild Guppies from the Philippines) and is strategically located in the other corner of the room separated from my ELB tanks. This approach is to prevent accidental hybridization between these 2 closely related species... A Very nice source of light while sleeping...zzzzz