Had a weigh in just now!!
July 3, 2013
Basil: 65.4 g (there is a question mark in my journal by this one)
Baby: 82.5 g
Cilantro: 15.4 g
Cupid: 8.5 g
Lemon Pepper: 33.5
August 25, 2013
Basil: 56.5 g ( )
Baby: 89.4 g
Cilantro: 19.5 g
Cupid: 10.4 g
Lemon Pepper: 40.5 g
Not sure what's up with Basil. I think last time I weighed him the scale went wonky because there is a question mark by that one in my journal. I weighed him twice this time and this is what I got... I'm not too worrie
So we have new critters for the 55 gallon! Nooo, they're not bettas yet but nerites!
Chelsea and I traded each other! She sent the snails and I ordered her a plant of her choice! I have decided to change their names because as Chels pointed out they don't know them
So here is Pooh:
And this is Tigger:
And lastly Eeyore (he was a little slower getting out of the bottle):
They are all doing their jobs well!
And then!! This morning my plants came in! (kinda ups
Just an update on the planted 55.
Things are not doing well... The plants did not take well to the ammonia added for cycling. Everything looks pretty much dead. The Java Fern might make it... but yeah... pretty bummed.
The good news is Chelsea pointed out that I could use media from my gf tank to cycle when I'm ready (can anyone say DUH!!!)! So I'm going to start over probably. Now I know what does work in my water as long as I don't mess up anything with the water (as in AMMONIA) heh. I'll up
So, it's time for an update on the 55 gallon sorority! Well, still not a sorority but I keep dreaming!
As of now, I have completely given up on having vals in my tank. For one I've read that they don't do well with Flourish Excel which I would really like to use and even when I stopped using the Excel they seem to not do well. At this point I have these little sprouts which is great but as I am going to use Excel again I don't expect much. In other words, the vals are on their own If they grow
So I cleaned up the mess of melting vals today and was left with this:
Is this kind of melting normal for vals? What has your guy's experience been?
I am happy to say that I think I'm starting to see some growing in the first batch of vals I had! This guys is looking greener and seems to be getting taller butI'll see when I get back from my trip if it's true.
I'm also keeping an eye on the last dwarf four leaf clover. I see little green leaves poping up but they havent grown much in awhil
About a week ago everyone was finally added together! Here is a video of their first day together along with some pictures!!
Best friends back together!
Zooming around getting to know each other!
"This is way bigger than that other tank!"
I also got some Java Fern from Planted Aquariums Central but they of course have decided to eat them. I think only Anubias are gonna work with these guys. Here is when the Java Ferns were first added:
A little one behind the Anubia
And two mo
Alright, here is the before picture. I had cleaned up the vals and cut off the dead stuff leaving barely any val leaves after that. I have left them in still however, just to see if I get growth!
I did order replacement vals though to see how they do without the Excel I also ordered Java Fern to put by the driftwood covered in moss
I don't think that the Dwarf Four Leaf Clover is going to make it. I'm down to one little guy that is still showing some growth the others tried but didn'
I didn't know that Vallisneria Spiralis cannot handle Florish Excel... So hopefully I didn't kill them all the way and they'll grow back.. It seems to have had the same effect on my Cryptocoryne retrospiralis so I'm crossing my fingers I get some growth now that I have done a clean up and WC...
The Bacopa Carolina died as well.. Really not a good start for me and I didn't really like the floating ancharis so the goldfish got some
So I'm going to wait for growth for a month or so an
I found old pictures of Baby and Basil and thought you'd like to see them from a few months ago when I first found Koko's!
There are changes in color in the both of them but you can't see much in Baby. Both look so dull in color in their other tank. It was a 10 galon tank and they only ate flakes. Once they were put in the 20 gallon and started eating ProGold Basil started changing! I love that fish change because it keeps you on y
Well the plants came!! I got tons maybe too many? I'm not sure as this is my first heavily planted tank
First, I paint the background black:
I bought some rocks, and black plant substrate:
And of course the plants!!
And my lighting equipment:
With everything gathered I started at it and ended up with this:
But I didn't like it like that so I rearranged it this morning:
I didn't use all the rocks obviously and some of the plants ended just being goldfish snacks But
I'm using my new veggie clips I got from TastyWorms tonight to feed time some real lettuce not my plants! I thought I'd take some pictures!
"Look guys!! What's that??"
*Nom nom nom!*
Hi everyone! I decided to start my own little blog to update on my 110 gallon goldfish tank and my 55 gallon betta sorority!
I'll just introduce my goldies today and show you my empty 55 gallon pics!
From left to right we have Baby, Basil, Cilantro, and Cupid:
Baby and Basil I've had for probably two years. Cilantro (Cil) and Cupid I've had for about 2 months.
This is the newest addition, Lemon Pepper (LP):
I've only had him for 4 days and he will be in QT for a month!
The beta tank is