I'm bad about regular updates
See, the tiny little things that I find exciting and cool feel waayyyy too small and inconsequential to post on here :( I literally spend at least an hour a day just straight up staring into the tank watching the shrimps and snails and crayfish and Neo... I think I've actually seen the plants growing while I watched.... really.
I'm the type of person who gets excited over every little change in growth on my orchids so, so much action and change in the tank, as small as it may seem to an outsider is a HUGE deal to me. Speaking of orchids... my older purple one is dropping its last 3 blossoms :( it's been in bloom for well over 2 maybe 3.5 months now so it's about time, but still... guess I just have to settle for watching the little one sprout a new leaf.
Anyway, I did change the tank a LOT. I decided that the lava rock I had in the tank previously was creating too much open space and though I liked the idea of having an area devoid of plants, I also wanted to give current and future shrimps more areas to hide. Also Zamboni HATED the rock, I don't know why, probably because it was rough and sharp, but he refused to climb on the rock unless I put one of the algae wafers on it and even then he would push the wafer off.
Speaking of Zamboni... the naughty snail strikes again! Little jerk ate all the new growth off the banana lily save ONE tiiiny little leaf :( all because I forgot to give them a wafer piece that day. Turd...
Neo is actually utilizing more of the tank now since the change I'm not sure if he's more confident, or he likes the tannins in the water or is just deciding to surf a different wall, but it's nice to see him in another spot lol.
Also thought I'd take this opportunity to show off my "whole setup" as it were. I refinished, painted, stenciled, replaced the knob and added an adhesive tile to the top of an old hutch we'd had in our family for years to perk it up a bit and make it match my home as well as provide a tank stand. (This was back in October)
Not quite sure why the photos refuse to be the right way up... might be file size, but it's whatever, just tilt your head a bit :)
Oh one last thing, I have seen at least 5 confirmed individual shrimplets from the hatching so huzzah! The things are soooo tiny and cute!
Last edited by Shifa; 12-12-2018 at 01:11 AM.