Saturday, February 16, 2008

Pictures pictures pictures!

The bog after planting some new plants we got from a terrarium/vivarium supply place online.

We added potted Valisneria in an effort to out-compete the algae.

Espei Rasboras as dither fish

Our Discus are much more sociable since we added a few more. The ones with vertical stripes are supposedly wild-caught, but are the most sociable of the bunch.

Clown Loaches are fun to watch. They like to lounge around... some people worry when they see them laying on a leaf or the bottom of the tank, but that's normal behavior!

One of our Discus has taken up residence under the rock pile, he will actually turn his whole body to slide in and out!

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Interesting aquarium display

Octopus Studios has created the Silverfish Aquarium, an interesting, though probably inefficient arrangement. They do provide a good filtration setup, but access to the lower bowls appears to be only possible via separation of the top bowls so you better hope you don't want to modify your layout once it is setup! It is also "priceless" despite a page explaining how you can order it and noting that the stand is optional. It's usually never a good sign when products are marketed without any mention of price.