395 days since I updated here - wow. That is surprising. Kinda shocking actually.
The tank has lower light and and kinda dark in there.
Haven't been able to source my favorite Ferka Stemma and Rosetta fert capsules forever now will check this weekend one last time. Even emailed the seller from a couple years back and no response.
Some small changes in the scape, had done a big clean up then had a 6 month reno project ruin my fish and dented the people life too big time!
Nearing completion on the reno, literally boxes from the other room were stacked in front of the cabinets/stands for the tanks and tanks were also mostly blocked except for the feeding corners
Got a group of 12 or 13 very young Congo Tetras from the CAS spring auction. All have done well, grown from under a very small to small Neon Tetra Size to most slightly larger now. They have slightly different bodies deeper chest.
Added the Congo Tetras from the QT to the 72G.
The Neons generally hang out in the bottom half of the tank. Congos top 1/3rd after they were added they decided to split the difference and most are in the 2nd 1/4 to half mixing in together and separating back out again. The 72G has much more flow than their little 20G long tank did. They are needing to gain some muscle strength, they are a bit chubby too so they can use up some of their extra for muscle.
Can't wait to see them in adult colors. Delapool had a bunch of these and made me want them again.
Plants aren't doing that well but I did have a flower on my Anubias Nana. Back late February to mid March. It has now turned green.
Need to do a filter media rinse out Did the tank water thru the FX-5 week or so ago, that flushes a bunch of muck out but the media is due for rinsing. Been 6 months, I think.
I have a pair of Albino Cory and they seem to spawn but I don't think there will ever be a survivor because of the hungry fish.
The Bronze Cories are so big now. They are over 5 years old and a couple are 3 inches body.
Rarely see an Albino BN Pleco so fear they have been bullied out by the Clown Loaches.
Thinking about them now whether I can get a bigger tank for them this year. I am slowly upgrading tanks and reducing the quantity of tanks as I literally am sitting on the couch next to my empty 12G rectangle Mr. Aqua tank. Trying to rethink a few other moves for the smaller tanks.
Will probably put a Plakat Betta into the 72G. It was sold to me as a HE but I really believe it is a SHE. The body just looks fat and broader and shorter. So Although she gets along okay with the Guppy and Endler in the Wine Glass I feel like this active fish would like it better with more room for swimming and exploring.
About 6 weeks ago I started dosing Flourish water column fert. Really need the capsules. API ones don't seem to last very long.
Adding a Java Fern covered wood to the back of the tank becasue I am trying to make room in another.
Still running the AquaClear 110 and the Fluval FX-5. ~1200gp/h (4550L p/h)with filter media needing cleaned. Otherwise would be almost 1500gp/h / 5678Lp/h
My wide Eel Grass seems to have died off Have a Jungle Val with a few leaves and Aponogeton ulvaceus okay but not great, probably needs more root ferts.
Anubias of several kinds all doing pretty well - I love Coffeefolia, its growing like crazy, and pretty neat color stems and leaf texture.
Have 4 or 5 Clown Loaches 4" to 7"
4 Dwarf Petricola Synodontis Catfish
2 young Albino Cories
about 5 Bronze or Green Cories
A few left of the Corydoras paleatus / Pepper Cory.
Unknown about the Albino BN - could be guarding a cave of babies... Had 3 last year.
35 Neons and 6 are Green Neon one left of the Glowlight and maybe one of the Ember Tetras still mixed in there. Not replacing any of the stragglers.
12/13 Congo Tetras
6 Serpae Tetras reg and long fin
Pair of Odessa Barbs
Maybe I will learn how to program my tank light and brighten it up in there.
Will try to get a pic soon.