This summer I'll be setting up a new tank, a 29 gallon with live breeders and driftwood.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

George In his Jar

     A while ago, when I cleaned out my bowl, I put the java fern in George's jar. I realized it's after christmas now, and that I did promise to put a photo with every entry. So since I have been talking about it so much, here's a couple baddish photos of george in his jar. As you can see, it is empty other then a dying, off spring producing, java fern, a plant, and George the Beast himself.

Saturday, January 1, 2011


I have so many plans. But none of them can be started until Lucille friggin' gets back from New York! Lucille is one of my best friends, and is the one adopting George. Until George gets OUT of my house, and takes his food, water de-chlorinator, and jar w/ him, I cannot get started on the rectangular 2.5 gal tank.

I had a 2.5 gallon tank. But while attempting to de-rim it (first time in the practice) I cracked it. I'm going to buy a new one, and my father isn't allowing me to de-rim that one. Blah. It was a first time mistake! Sheesh! Well~ I am going to do a very simple iwagumi style. It will have a carpet of a plant similar to 'cuba' but that requires less light. I can't remember the name at the moment. Scientific names simply have the tendency to fluster me. Anyways, it will have that leafy carpet and a bunch of rocks. I'm thinking of doing some frogbit in the corner. Floating plants don't usually occur in iwagumi styled tanks because
I. It's just not part of the style &
II. Even if it was, all iwagumi tanks have a carpet, which require high light, and floating plants would be                .    unpractical in the matter that they block that light.
It's just that I love the way frogbit looks, and since I'm going to have 1 African Dwarf Frog in the tank... It goes. Frog Bit? African Dwarf Frog? Hee hee :3
This is what frog bit looks like from beneath. It is the stringy stuff hanging down from the surface.

This tank belongs to Davinci27 of The Planted Tank Forum. As you can see, he did an amazing job on it, which is why I chose this image. His tank is very becoming to the frog bit, and most of the things on Google images make it look like.....cow crud.
edit*: I remembered the name of the carpet plant I'm using. It is Marsilea Hirsuta!
So all in all I'm doing...
I. Flora:  Marsilea hirsuta    &    Limnobium Spongia
II. Fauna: African Dwarf Frog
III. Other: Rocks

All that huge chunk of writing was only about my 2.5 gal! The 20 gal.... :{D

As you can see, I haven't shown you the exact layout of the 2.5 gal. It is a surprise for the future, and so is the 20 gal long's layout. I'm just posting all this stuff here to post something and so I won't forget.
I. Flora: Marsilea hirsuta     &    Echinodorus 'Vesuvius'    &    Cladophora aegagrophila (mossimo balls)
II. Fauna: Betta    &    Harlequin Rasboras    &    Zebra Danios    &     Red Cherry Shrimp
III. Other shit: Rocks   & Wood