The usual mild chaos when plans are thrown together at short notice.
- tank and stand have arrived and look great.
Went for the 57litre Fluval flex, mainly because of the back filter chamber (which I can tweak with more filter media) and the lights. Remote control, lots of lighting options, and good for a low tech med-low light plant setup.
Valentine’s plants in the 12inch cube were all chosen for their small leaves and slow growth, so they won’t swamp the tank. Carpet plants. Mosses. Anubias mini mini.
Decided this new tank with have a v different look. I want big tall plants and surface cover, with stems for Kham (the koi) to swim through. A bigish sunken log. Should give small-fish-in-big-forest effect, rather than big-fish-in-nano-planting.
If it works, of course!
And I will aim (longterm) for a gorgeous yellow Mystery snail, like
@Old Dog 59
has and as many ember tetras as is appropriate for the tank.
Big cattapa leaves...
Only, no one bothered to tell me that every fish store around is closed (New Year’s Day), so I can neither buy substrate, nor fill and plant today.
I wanted the tank to sit for 48hrs before Kham’s arrival.
But i have just lost a whole day!
: 70litre mature setup; betta, purple rasboras, 2 nerites, amano and wood shrimp. Heavily planted.
: 22litre cube; betta, 2 amano. Heavily planted.
: 57litre cube; betta, ember tetras, 2 amano, 1 nerite, heavily planted.
; honey gourami, cherry barbs, green neons, kuhli loaches, otocinclus, pond snails and 1 assassin doing his thing. Heavily planted.