The cleaning continues

now that the 20 liter tank is clean and shiny Im going to attack the bigger one. I sincerely don’t know what to do with it. Ideally I would like a lot of grass or low, foreground plants that cover everything and a piece of wood with anubias and moss in the middle. I think it would look much better than the salad soup I have right now. The amount of vallisneria gigantea and nymphoides sp taiwan that I had to remove was HUGE and Im still not finished! Im planning on giving them all away. tomorrow Ill go the aquarium store and see what foreground plants they have..but Im doubting they will have healthy plants. I already checked, there are a lots of quality websites that offer a huge variety of aquarium plants for a very nice and correct price (see links below).

here’s website number 1

here’s website number 2

and here’s website number 3

lots of nymphoides sp taiwan


and LOTS of vallisneria gigantea, these plants can easily live in ponds too so im going to give them away to my boyfriend’s grandma 🙂

Cleaning day

Im cleaning my two tanks today. There’s a lot of work… I was for a long period of time on vacation -my brother was supposed to clean the tanks and feed the fish but he only did the bare minimum..- after that I returned to two dirty tanks. one was full of plants and the other was full of grayish poo and rotten plants. luckily none of the fish died then (only when I came back two days later one of the gertrudae males decided to go for a big jump). Anyway, I decided it was time to clean everything thoroughly.

I Started with the 20 liter tank since it was very dirty. I put my betta (Apple) and all the shrimp in a temporary tank in the meantime.

the temporary tank, as you can see they have a heater, filter plants and a lamp 

I was looking for her! she is responsible for the disco! ah-ha and she’s already full of eggs

Apple, being shy.

A LOT of plants had to be thrown away -they were completely rotten- and a big part of the sand had to go too… the tank looks like this now:

more news will follow tomorrow, when the water will be filtered. this tank will become the home of the gertrudaes and some shrimp. the other 30 liter tank will also be cleaned..

a little shrimp update.

Theres nothing much to say about them this week.. I cleaned their tank but before doing that I had to scoop them out. I finally could see them all at once (counting 3 babies) and one shrimp that looks more like a blue fairy.. anyway, they are all doing fine. no deaths which is good news 🙂 Ill try to take some pictures of them later.