... it's so nice to see you again! You've been hiding, you naughty boy!!! I saw your tank update, and hings are looking sensational! These swords are absolutley GORGEOUS! I tried to get you to get some from Dave (DKRST) when he had his thread up! I knew you'd like them - they're Kleiner Bar Swords, and absolutley stunning! They really go a looooooong way in making the tank feel well planted, it would seem so empty without them! I'm sure yours are going to be just as huge soon, but I *believe* he said that he'll probably have more sometime at the end of this year, so keep your eyes out
You're right, the little Beaners are always on the move, they seem very happy - I really love them!
I nabbed a a few shots today, but - ug - I'm seriously sick right now, so everything is just uuuug, don't wanna! I'm sure I'll get 'em posted for you guys tomorrow or over the weekend.
The Rams are beautiful! Happy as can be, and boldly colored as they figure out who's on top of their little chain of command. So far. . . it looks like nothing is going to change, lol, but they don't listen to a word I say ;) They've settled in really well, and seem very happy in their new home. I have 2 more in QT right now. We'll see if everything goes smoothly with the new arrivals in a few more weeks *crosses fingers*
I was so glad to see your little rams looking better :) Poor babies have been through quite a lot over the last few months! Asyr
. . . really makes me happy to hear such kind thoughts from you - thank you! And you're right - it IS a lot of space to work with compared to a 10g (or even a 29!), which is both inspiring and daunting at the same time, but it's a naturally-planted tank - with mostly beginner plants, even! There's no reason why you can't create your own - I have no idea what I'm doing, either
but I seem to get lucky an awful lot! As you run into problems, you learn how to solve them - if you never run into any, than it's a happy life!
The driftwood is my favorite - it's Manzanita wood, and I think it's just gorgeous! When I first set up my 29g tank, I started looking into driftwood, but I really wanted a rooty branchy look - and the chunky bogwod was just not cutting it, lol. Manzanita is actually the perfect thing for me, it has the look I want, but it's also a hardwood, so it doesn't release much tannin into my already-soft water. I got lucky enough to get my original piece from my LFS before they shut down - they ordered in a box for me, and had exactly what I wanted, but I've since found the other branches here and there over the internet world. I've never had a problem with it, though it does seem to be more difficult to find information on this type of wood than many others, so far everything has gone well, and these pieces have been in my tank(s) for months now :)
Thanks for stopping by, and let me know whenever you DO set up that bigger tank! I'd love to see how you create your own fishy paradise!