Hi Pekemom! Nice to hear you've been to NI, fresh salmon is one of the highlights here! I'm usin the JBL Aquabasis soil with gravel on top of it.
We are up and running! My CT and new VT got moved in late last week and they seemed pretty happy! We've got some weed in each cell, and on saturday i bought a piece of wood that we're going to split up so we've a piece for each cell.
So, saturday was fish shopping day. I picked up a lovely red/white/blue VT from Exotic Aquatics, a gorgeous mostly white with traces or red and blue VT from Grosvenor Tropicals in Lisburn, and we took a risk on a dark blue CT from Pets At Home in Belfast, as well as 6 Amano shrimp from Exotic Aquatics.
Now, we quaratined the CT and mostly white VT from Grosvenor. The VT is MINT, he hasn't so much as flinched at the move and is in perfect condition, as is the VT i got from Exotic.
However, even though i conditioned the CT from Pets at Home for longer than the others, by the time i got up yesterday morning he has developed acute fin rot and some form of fungus on his face. good job we quaratined him! i'm rather pissed about this, he was the only CT i saw the WHOLE day, everything else was a VT. My brother has treated him already and may bring more treatments from work tonight, but he doesnt hold much hope for him. Lesson learned, no more generic pet shop fish, specialist shops ONLY from now on. i aint happy.
also, the shrimp we put all in one cell to begin....they have decided to go walkies over the tops of the dividers! lol.
also, i got my PC back, so i should be able to provide some early photos tonight after work to let u see the incomplete set-up. its nearly there tho! few bits of wood, add the mostly white VT later in the week, get the runners for the cover glass, and we're pretty much done bar one sick CT.