So, the paludarium project is done. I've found I like keeping a journal on here, but the title no longer fits and the original topic is now kind of off-topic. (If that makes sense? It doesn't, but whatever.) So I'm switching to a general blog.
Paludarium adventure is here if you missed it:
A quick catch-up:
The paludarium is finished and gorgeous and Felix, my MG(ish) HM, is loving it (although still won't stop fin biting...) Felix shares the 2ish gallons of swimming space and 4ish gallons of water with his nerite snail, Adagio. (Who's slacking off on cleaning up the algae on the window side of the tank. Grumble.)
Paludarium plants include:
Semiaquatic: Spearmint cuttings, peacock ferns, lucky bamboo cutting.
Aquatic: Plenty of water wisteria, and some java fern babies and a little java moss.
Felix's old 1.5g tank is now an NPT. It's been two weeks since I set it up, and two days since I brought home a lovely little rescue fish. He's coloring up really well and likes sleeping in the generous roots of the lucky bamboo I've managed to wedge in through one of the feeding holes (yes, the top is in the air) and in the java moss. He also actually uses the little terracotta pot to hide in, which Felix never did. There's only maybe 1g of water in this tank, but it should be cycling (as much as such a little tank can do) and it has plants.
This tank's plants include:
Semiaquatic: the big lucky bamboo. But no more s/a plants because this one isn't designed that way.
Aquatic: Some of the larger baby java ferns (there are a lot of them) and the mother plant, and the lion's share of the java moss. It'll get more plants eventually.
There was a gorgeous solid deep indigo VT I passed up for him, and part of my brain is still grumbling about that, but New Boy is growing on me. Besides, he wouldn't have gotten a home being all gray and stress-striped like he was, and I wouldn't have wanted him to stagnate in PetSmart forever.
Potential names for New Boy:
Orion (I almost named Felix this)
Octothorpe (that's a name for the # symbol)
Bromeliad (a plant which can have bright red or otherwise colorful leaves at the top)
Simon (because I like the name Simon)
I think I am leaning towards Simon. XD
Also, can I get a shout-out to the nerve-wracking process of putting these (1) up with these (2)?