Sunday, September 4, 2011

Long Overdue

Life outside the front door created a couple of adventures for me the last year.  This blog was sadly neglected right along with the aquariums; circumstances beyond and whatnot.  It seems Blogger underwent yet another renovation; good time to give Aqua~gillie a facelift.  As with most things where creative control is not wide open, there will be tweeks.
10g~Shrimparium; Aponogeton ulvaceus, 

Three tanks are running at the moment; two 10g and a 5g.  Of the 10g, one is fish and the other shrimp.  The 5g is meant to be a grow-out but life's adventures interrupted the plans.

10g Shrimparium:
  •  Flourite Black substrate
  • Cryptocoryne lutea
  • Aponogeton ulvaceus 
  • Aponogeton ulvaceus seedlings
  • Peacock moss wall
  • Mystery plant
  • Red Cherry Shrimp
  • 80% gravel/20% Flourite black
  • Mopani driftwood
  • Anubias
  • Java Fern
  • maybe a stray C. lutea
  • 1 adult Sunset Mollie ~ with a herd of babies
  • 1 White Cloud Mountain minnow
  • 2 American Ghost/Grass shrimp
  • 1 Olive nerite snail
  • Malaysian Trumpet snails
Tiger lotus
5g Grow-out:
  • Aquarium gravel
  • Peacock moss coconut husk
  • Cryptocoryne lutea baby plants
  • 3 Marimo Cladophora aegagropila
  •  Tiger lotus
  • more Red Cherry shrimp
After doing a moderate clean-up in all three tanks, things are returning to normal.  The flourite in the 10g~Shrimparium needs a thorough vacuuming; it will have to wait until the A. ulvaceus seedlings are large enough to transplant into the grow-out and the mother plant dies back in about a month.

In the meantime, check out the
AQ Advisor link in the Tools section.  In the short time this aquarium livestock tool has been available, almost a thousand freshwater species have been added as well as a salt water calculator and a new forum.  Stop by and show the AQ Advisor some love!

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