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Old 06-19-2013, 07:46 AM   #51
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Here are two current shots of the office tank with the black backdrop and some crypts still temporarily sitting on the bottom in their foam wraps and the top with the new glass cover and LED fixture. The duckweed and assorted floating plants are just a thick mat in the middle now... I don't get that sort of build up with my canister filter setup at home so I assume that it has something to do with the output from the HOB. I dropped in a spare mass of java moss (left) just to have some more plant material in here, I don't think that I can have too much, particularly seeing as these are all slower growing plants, other than the duckweed and a few small stems.

New inhabitants as of yesterday are four whiptail catfish. They are supposed to have been the red lizard variety... I have my doubts.

They have the silvertips in but I want to stock one species at a time so I will wait until at least next week... probably the week after. I may have them keep some for me... I think I am in their often enough that they know I am good for it.

Hatchet fish are in but aren't ready to go yet.... and those are for the home tank anyway... although if the staff want a third fish in here they might make a good addition here too.

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Old 07-23-2013, 09:53 AM   #52
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Another Whiptail shot. There is no way these guys are the red lizards... but that's no big deal. the staff like to spend time trying to find all four at once, that camo colouration makes them very hard to spot in the sand. I am the only one that can do it easily as I am the food god... I open the lid and everyone comes running... I almost don't want to give up the feeding.

The whiptail monicker is not because they have a long narrow tail at all, it's because they have this little whiplike bit at the end of their tail.I noticed this before but this is the first time I could get anywhere near to getting a good shot, and this one actually sucks a bit anyway.

I don't have an update overall tank shot at this point.

Total inhabitant count:

4 whiptails
12 silvertip tetras
10 red cherry shrimp
4 tiger snails
#? ramshorn snails (under control)
#? malaysian trumpet snails (population growing)

I am trying to come up with one more fish species that will be a colourful compatible addition without overloading the tank too much. Not having much luck. Hatchets likely won't work in this setup as they will get out on others.

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Old 08-02-2013, 06:36 PM   #53
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Well, a Pepper update.

There is a shot of the original Pepper much earlier in this thread... I would have included it here but now I cannot find it on my phone. So is a current shot of the same fish today... along with a another juvie pepper and an emerald catfish as they scrounge around for breakfast.

His fins have grown back in nicely, colouration is good.

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Old 08-03-2013, 02:46 PM   #54
 
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AWHH! Pepper (is he officially named that?? so cute!) is adorable. So glad he's made a rebound! He must be so much happier, definitely healthier.

The office tank looks really good, nice and lush. Especially that plant in the back right corner! Is that a sword?
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aww peppers! they are super cute :) i have problems keeping them. i have one left out of the 5 ive had. one had to be put down and the other 3 disappeared. :/
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Old 08-03-2013, 07:02 PM   #56
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AWHH! Pepper (is he officially named that?? so cute!) is adorable. So glad he's made a rebound! He must be so much happier, definitely healthier.

The office tank looks really good, nice and lush. Especially that plant in the back right corner! Is that a sword?
Yup, Pepper.

Sword. I think I listed the plants in my profile somewhere.

I need to update the pics sometime.

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Old 08-28-2013, 11:47 AM   #57
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New office pic, a little blurry in the foreground and, as per usual, lots of ambient lighting reflections. It's a little more filled in as the plants are all doing well. We lost the little tetra that started out swimming strangely from day one, swim bladder issue that never rectified itself... I suspect that they seldom do. Someone said that they thought there was a skeleton in there once a little while ago but I have not counted the tetras yet, the catfish are fine as they all come out at feeding time.... and they certainly are not turning red.

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