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Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Outdoor container

Finally managed to get something rolling on this one. Got a large plastic tub, the largest that my local shops could offer. According to my calculations it would be roughly about 15 gallons, but it is wider than tall and the better for plants because diffused sunlight will be able to penetrate better. For the substrate which is about 3'' thick, I have added a bottom layer of river gravel, followed by a middle layer of potting soil and a top layer of the same river gravel again, the gravel is about 3-6mm and I hope will be suitable for the plants. Water was filled to the brim and it is slightly murky as of now, will allow a couple of days for the water to settle.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Whats up

Of late nothing new has happened and the pace of setting up has weakened. Water changes keep happening in all the tanks. It happens most in the mini tank which has the guppies (then babies, now mature about 6 months old) a lone platy fry and some gloFish danios. It also has ghost shrimps and wood shrimps.

The cichlids I got from Prabhu are doing quite well, they have settled well. I know that there are couple estarae or the Red zebra and one each of auratus and kenyii but the others I need to do an ID.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

WC: 6G mini tank

Had some time yesterday and did a 30% WC to the 6G tank. Noticed that the tiger lotus is growing well and so is the petite Anubias, but the moss is not doing so well. May be its because the tank is getting only diffused sunlight.