Alright, update time, FINALLY! Been busy being a college student :P
Seeing some decent plant growth in the vase, but I split up the lilly plants since they were shading each other out, and really not growing as well as they could be. They aren't even the main focus of the tank anymore, which kinda sucks. Instead, the tiger vals and the crypts are really popping now, and the crypts are going insane, looks like a proper jungle now. I suppose they're MUCH happier without so much light- I moved the desk lamp to the 1.5 gallon shrimp tank so I could use the floor lamp to light both the vase and an emersed tub I've got going...not nearly enough light for the tub though. Starting getting collectoritis with crypts too...great.
The three amigos are doing well, and they're acting like desperate frat boys who haven't seen a girl in months...sorry guys, you're outta luck! I don't want babies! Speaking of babies, my one female shrimp is nice a berried, has been for a week or two, can't wait to see babies! I did lose one shrimp though, to unknown causes, and I'm now officially calling these shrimp zombie whites. They seem healthy, just opaque white flesh. Nice red stripes on them, even if there isn't any blue really. I think I'm going to try breeding for the stripes. Should be easy, I only have 1 female and 5 males :icon_conf Also, anyone got an amano shrimp and assasin snails? My pond snail problem in the 1.5 is out of control, and the vase is about to experience a bad outbreak too.
I redid the most boring bowl in the world, with some extra plants. I stuck one of the lilly plants in there since it should be getting more light/ferts in there and should start growing more. I have a couple other lilly plants, a different species, can't remember if it's zenkeri, looks more like a lilly than a lotus. Going to be trying a glosso carpet in there too, now quite sure how well that will work, can't decide between using co2 or excel in there...going to move some of the culls from the shrimp tank in there or in the vase. Unfortunately we all know how well shrimp and excel mix. :angryfire. It's only a 1 gallon bowl, so maybe co2 would be overkill? I want an actual carpet of something, and it was between glosso and HC.
And now, pics:
berried shrimp moma (sorry, forgot FTS of the 1.5 and the bowl!)
My emersed setups...
Someone need some HC?
And finally, since I thought ya'll deserved it for waiting so long, a video of the tanks:
4-29 fish tank update - YouTube