09-04-2010, 01:40 AM
| || | tank with new substrate! etc.
a few days ago i finally got gravel for my tank. it looks great but the tank is now a lot darker because light isn't being reflected off the bottom anymore. also, although the amount i got was enough to cover the bottom, it's only about an inch deep which probably isn't enough for the plants i wanted. i think i'm going to hold off on the lighting and cryptocorynes for a while, just have to wait until i can afford it, and decided what to do about lighting :)
and some random news - when i was dismantling the decor to put the gravel in, i noticed that the moss had started to cling to the wood. it was a real surprise because i'd had a piece of moss tied to a rock near the wood, and i thought it was still attached, but when i pulled out the wood the moss just came off the rock and was clinging to the wood. and here i was thinking it wasn't growing because there wasn't enough light! anyway, since i added the gravel i've noticed the moss has started to sort of dig itself into the gravel. it might be my imagination, but i reckon it happened overnight. so maybe it isn't dying after all..
anyway here are some photos of the tank + my gourami... (the only way i could get her to pose for the camera was feeding her) gourami1.jpg gourami2.jpg tank.jpg gourami copy.jpg