Christmas was AMAZING... First off, we did family christmas(extended family)
I got a 25 dollar giftcard to petsmart, and nathan got a 25 dollar gift card there as well! Since we basically share all our pets, that means we have 50 dollars to spend there on anything. So excited. :) Food...decorations...fish? Who knows!
From my parents I got 100 dollars in giftcards to our local aquarium shop that has tons of plants and supplies. O_O that's 100 dollars to spend to make my axolotl tank AMAZING.. I already have the 55 gallon, the light fixture and lights, the large rocks, and the display stand. All I need are two sponge filters and plants plants plants PLANTS! :) I can afford to get one of those AMAZING giant pieces of driftwood too!! I have to say I was SHOCKED that i got that card.
I also got a super macro camera lens that I am so pumped about! Means great pictures of my animal friends! Hehe, since my boyfriend and I have been on a sushi rampage, his family bought me a sushi kit, and my family got me a rice maker. How fun.
Nathan also got money in cash and we both got Visa gift cards. :)
SO many animal supplies will be bought.
I'm thinking of doing a LOT of moss in the axolotl tank. Moss is very low light and low maintenance, but in huge numbers it REALLY helps with ammonia.
First off, I'm planning on doing a moss wall in the back, not over the full back though. Picture the back wall separated into thirds, the edges will be moss wall, and the center will be a cool rock wall/cliff area.
For the rock sections, I'm considering sort of a fusion between these two. I like the dark bluish color of the second rocks, but I also like some of the flatness of the first. Might be some elements of both.
As far as plants, I'm planning on most of the tank being dark, but having floating plants that need medium/higher lighting that will also block most of the light down below. That may be a fusion of both fake and live plants if my live plants do not block the light enough.
Above is a good example of a dark tank with the plants up top soaking up most of the light!
For the most part, I'd like the foreground to be decently simple. I love the look of this--
Maybe instead of some of the smooth rocks, they will match the big rocks in the background.
I love how this above is a tank that is mostly moss. Still looks GREAT though! I'd like to have a lot of coverage like this.
Those are my ideas anyway! :) SOOOO excited!!!