some updated pictures. I've taken the shelves out and moved my plants around since the cleaning last Sunday. The other two pictures are of my Tiger Barbs and Cherry Barbs that are in the tank. Only could get 2 of the 4 cherry barbs together for a group photo.
yeah, that it does. I was getting tired of the shelfs falling. Seems after a while in the tank they wouldn't hold up. At first they worked great, but over time they got worse. There's also more plant movement in the tank now w/o the shelves. Every plant moves instead of only a couple as before.
I'm planning to add some more aqua ferns but will add the new ones in a group in the rocks.
My Leporinus fasciatus is very distinct in color and beautiful. Pictures don't do it justice.
I have some purple quartz that I have been having in the tank. I'm looking to find a new lot of plants and took it out until next water change. Planning on building a cave/planter out of some slate once I can find some. Also planning to build a planter out of some glass, again, once I can find some glass.
rock collection. Picked it up from your neck of the woods. When I was in grade school we vacationed to CO every year. I have a number of rocks from around CO, NM, UT and AZ. I think a geode (1 open and 1 closed) would be a nice addition, but I'd have to import some into LA as we don't have any rock stores around here.
I was thinking of doing something a little different with the 20 gallon that's empty now and going with a dark substrata and things like quartz pieces or geodes, maybe iron pyrite, etc.. those kinds of rocks, at least the ones that won't leech anything or alter ph or kh, etc.
so i'm looking for different sizes really. kind of a "treasure cove" theme.
i'd like to try live plants again in it, since we have more choices here in Denver than back in St. Augustine.
Any advice you have on this would be greatly appreciated.
Dave, how big a piece you looking for?
I have dozens here.
My tiger barbs have picked on the Red Glass Barbs when I first put them in, but they have since gotten along.
new album (Rocks in my 39G Freshwater Tank) with pictures in it. Shows the different rocsks I have in my tank. All but the slag glass are from my personal rock collection over the years and from the CO/NM areas.
im sorry to say this but your Leporinus will quickly out grow your tank they can get over a foot in length i had one that came with a used tank i bought and i had to sell him here is some more information about these odd fish