Monthly Archives: April 2010

….and some more pictures!

Not all that much new this weekend, but I do have some more pictures. They’re all of the freshwater tank, so here’s my saltwater update: everybody is doing fine.

First, I’ve been playing around with the macro option on my camera, and I’ve gotten a couple of new pictures, including one of a red cherry shrimp, which I wasn’t able to get earlier, and also a cute picture of a big snail and a little snail together.

Also, the Ludwigia was growing so much that I had to clip it, so there are now two Ludwigia plants (I may have said that last weekend). I took two pictures a day apart, and you can really see the growth on each one of the plants. Here’s the first one:

Here’s the picture a day later


I have some more pictures of the saltwater fish, eating their vegetables:

Now, I have some updated pictures of the freshwater tank. The Ludwigia was doing so well I had to clip it, so now there are two Ludwigias. I moved a couple of things around also.

One other thing. I did some work on the plumbing underneath the tank. It’s no huge deal, but I’m really excited about it. The benefits of it is that now the sump can be almost completely full of water, and that water level will stay constant. It also doesn’t look ugly anymore. Here’s a video of it.

That’s all for now. I’ll probably update again next weekend with pictures.

Initial stocking is done!

UPDATE – April 3: I forgot Manny! I’m a horrible dad! Anyways, here’s a link to a picture of him.

Mandarin Goby (Dragonfish): Manny

167 days after this whole thing started, initial stocking is finally complete! Everybody is finally in the tank, and the tank is almost completely stocked. I still want to get one or two more tangs, and maybe some more clean-up crew, but other than that, it’s done! Here are some pictures (these four are kind of large):

Also, here are some more pictures of the saltwater fish:

It’s also time to reveal the names of each of the fish:

Cave Goby: Dusty

Two-Spot Goby: Jetson

Firefish Goby: Flash

Green Clown Goby: Midgee

Bi-Color Blenny: Dantrell

Bangai Cardinals: Inky, Pinky, Blinky, and Sue

Yellow Tang: Filet

Black Neon Damsel: Ruckus

Lemon Damsel: Lemmy

Blue Streak Damsel: Magnum

Yellow Damsel: Butch

Sergeant Major Damsel: Sarge

…and if that wasn’t enough, the new plants in the freshwater tank are doing very well. Here’s a full-tank shot and some close-ups of the plants. Everything except the micro swords are doing very well and have new growth, and I adjusted the way the swords were planted so hopefully they’ll do better now. These four pictures are also kind of large.

That’s all for now. Enjoy the pictures!