75G – 1.5 Months In

September 21st, 2009

It’s been about a month and a half since I rescape my 75G aquarium. As you can see, the plants are all grown in pretty well across the board. The Glossostigma elatinoides in the foreground has reached critical mass, and has carpeted 95% of the area in front. It won’t be long before it has fully filled out. The background plants are all growing very nicely, as well, but I still need to yank some of the some between the two mounds to make them more distinct. (Sometimes, I have a problem holding onto plants I like, even though they’re cluttering an aquascape.)

75G - Aquascape at 1.5 Months

75G - Click for larger image

I could probably stand to add a few more fish to this aquarium that would occupy the upper regions of the water. I have catfish and cichlids in there, which occupy the lower regions, but only a few remaining rainbowfish swim freely up above. The easy solution would be to add all of the zebra danios which have been breeding outside in my pond now that the weather is getting a bit cooler. We’ll see if that happens or not, as I don’t want them picking off any Nannacara anomala fry should the parents breed. Comments/critiques welcome!

7 Responses to “75G – 1.5 Months In”

  1. Clas of Sweden Says:

    What plant is in the background on the left side? love your tank!

  2. guitarfish Says:

    Thanks Clas! The background plant in the back left is Hygrophila sp. ‘Guinea’

  3. Clas of Sweden Says:

    Wonder if its the same as Hygrophila pinnatifida?

  4. guitarfish Says:

    I don’t know for sure since I haven’t grow H. pinnatifida myself, but from some discussions with others and seeing pictures of the two, they are probably two distinct plants. The H. sp. ‘Guinea’ stays lime green, while the H. pinnatifida gets reddish under good light. It’s possible they’re morphs, but without flowering them both, and keying them out, I couldn’t tell you. Hopefully H. pinnatifida will start being available in the U.S. soon so we can find out for sure.

  5. Martin Says:

    Definetely not the same as H. pinnatifida.

    I have both growing in the same tank, and there is absolutely no question.

    Both have same leaf shape (pinnatifida) but coloration is distinctly different.

    I have not flowered any of them yet 🙁

  6. guitarfish Says:

    Thanks for chiming in Martin!

  7. Juan Galicia Says:

    MMM Thats a lovely tank, I´ve been obsessed with decorating my fish tank in that way tho money is limited, I´ve also been meaning to start a project where I design ruins for the tank, instead of having to buy those god awful coliseums and submarines you find in every store, like maybe even make one combining architecture and plants, well I study architecture so its like a fantasy of mine :p

    Still wouldn’t be cheap so i gotta wait before i start doing that <,<