I've decided to start a journal here and may convert it to a blog. Just going to see how this goes.
My tanks are listed in my signature and here are some starter pictures. I've still got some work to do on them but this is where we are starting for this journal.
Cosmo's Lair and uncycled tank plans.
I plan on taking out the internal filter on Cosmo's lair. When the cycling tank cycles that filter I'll trade the sponges between the filters as not to risk a mini cycled in the lair. I'll gut the internal filter when taking it out and wrap the sponge that is going in the cycling tank. just to be extra sure that the empty tank has plenty of bacteria to be stocked.
Mystic Solitary Paradise.
Well I have decided to give him some water wisteria plants as soon as one of the cutting I took develops roots. This was my problem fish that had chronic fin problems unless he was always in water that was cleaned daily when being kept in a KK. I am happy to say that he has been in his cycled tank for 3 weeks with no problems and his fins are filling back in very nicely. He has got to the point of flaring at a mirror instead of running from it. So glad I got this bugger figured out. The reason he gets a solitary paradise is he does have some aggression problems lol. He want even deal with a snail much less another fish. His rule is if it moves it gets bit.
Well this tank is actually done except for adding some sand since I found some food that isn't so messy that the frogs love. The only other thing is it keeps melting my anacharis with just liquid ferts. I'm still researching this problem.
This is still a work in progress. I'm looking for ways to make a climbing platform for them and some toys. Two of them are still burying themselves and getting used to the tank as they can go through up to a two week acclimation process. The close up is the one that just went with the tank and enjoyed it first lol. The other one just surfaced yesterday.
The cycling tank
Well it's cycling and being very patient about it lol. I'm stuck at the nitrite stage right now. I did take the internal filter from the lair and give it a really good swish in the cycling tank until the water was clouded with the gunk off the filter and hopefully this transferred some bacteria to populate the tank. I know this tank is going to house a male Betta, but at this time I'm not sure of the tank mates I'm going to have with him.