50G Aquascape Update

December 9th, 2009

The holiday season has been really busy for me this year, so I haven’t been able to post near as much as I’d normally like to. Nevertheless, I did want to update everyone on the one aquascape that seems to be progressing along pretty well — my 50G Blyxa scape. I haven’t posted about this tank in almost three months, so if you were to look back at the last picture, just after rescaping, you’ll see that the Blyxa japonica has really taken over the scene, maybe too much so.

50G Aquascape - 12-9-2009

50G - 12/09/2009 (Click for larger image)

New additions to this aquarium include a colony of Apistogramma baenschi ‘Inka 50’, who I am hoping will breed. Speaking of breeding, the group of bristlenosed plecos have burrowed out a hole under the rock on the left side of the tank where there’s no hairgrass, and have already spawned once. The little black specks on the right wall of the aquarium are the baby plecos hanging out. They’ve survived for over a month now, so I’m hopeful that they’ll continue to grow to adulthood. Besides taming the monstrous Blyxa japonica, please let me know if you have any suggestions for improvement!

3 Responses to “50G Aquascape Update”

  1. Al Says:

    Holy mackerel, this is beautiful. If it were my tank I wouldn’t change a thing.

  2. Mark F. Says:

    Kris: while I agree with Al that the tank is beautiful as is, I also agree with you that the Blyxa does obscure the hardscape just a tad too much … incidentally, what currently are all the stem plants towards the rear? Just curious.

  3. guitarfish Says:

    Thanks for your comments! Mark, the background plants are still pretty much the same. Rotala sp. ‘Araguaia’ on the left, with Limnophila repens ‘Mini’, Ludwigia senegalensis, and Pogostemon erectum on the middle and right.