Hey everyone. I've been wanting to start a journal for a while now. They always seem like a fun read for me so hopefully you'll enjoy mine as well.
A little background on the tank. This tank was set up on April 1 using fish, media, decorations and water from my previous 20G tank that I had. I was hoping this would prevent any cycling issue but unfortunately it did not. Luckily those issue seem to be clearing up now. As time goes on I'll add any images I may take of various fishes or changes to the tank I have made.
To start, here is my original 20G tank. I had it for a few years. Still have the tank and stand, not sure what to do with it yet. originaltank.jpg
Next we have the new 36G Bow when it was set up on April 1st. Not sure why it comes up sideways on here. You can see my Pear Gourami in this picture that didn't make it. He was about 3 years old and I think the move was a bit too stressful for him. tankapril1.jpg
That is how the tank stayed until around the 20th of April when I decided I need to change up the tank a little. I felt the my decor was lacking so I bought a nice big fake log and came up with this. tankapril25.jpg
A few days later I decided I wanted to try my luck at live plants. I went out and purchased a Moss Ball and some Water Sprite. I also added a background. This was around April 26th. tankapril26.jpg
The fish seemed to really enjoy the Water Sprite, even being so small. I could tell many of them made it a point to hang out by the live plant at least once during the day. So, being the creature of perpetual change that I am, I went out and bought some Java Moss and some Water Wisteria. I've had that in my tank for a few days and here is a picture of the tank as of yesterday, May 4. tankmay4.jpg
You can already see the growth of the Water Sprite. And this is without any fertilizers. I was thinking about picking some fertilizer up though as the Water Wisteria looks like it could use a little help.
As always, comments, questions, criticisms are welcome. Requests of any fish or honestly whatever are welcome as well. Enjoy!