65 gallon planted tank
Posted 15 September 2008 - 05:22 PM
First layer- leaves, mostly oak.
Second layer- gravel.
More gravel and some larger chert pieces.
Water and plants!
Posted 15 September 2008 - 05:26 PM
A polymorphic moss, with distinctly different emersed and submersed appearance.
Riccia fluitans and a bit of watercress.
Posted 15 September 2008 - 05:31 PM
Coontail AKA hornwort, Ceratophyllum demersum.
Creeping burrhead, Echinodorus cordifolius.
Moss from Broad River, NC.
A few critters:
Pleurocerid snails, perhaps Elimia species.
There are also a couple varieties of planaria. I returned my five bluefin killifish (the sole inhabitants of the tank pre-renovation, once my Ambystoma had all metamorphosed). Later I will add my two western lesser sirens.
Edited by Newt, 15 September 2008 - 05:53 PM.
Posted 15 September 2008 - 05:45 PM
Definately looks like Ludwigia palustris to me.
Keep us posted on the mosses, I'm really curious about how they do.
Posted 15 September 2008 - 06:29 PM
Posted 15 September 2008 - 10:32 PM
I think mine overheated in that trunk. When i got home it was brown...maybe next year.
Posted 15 September 2008 - 10:54 PM
Posted 16 September 2008 - 08:03 AM
Posted 17 September 2008 - 11:54 AM
The tank with its now very nicely stained water:
Siren #1- the big guy:
You can see he has some damage to his gills; I had been keeping him with a Seminole killifish who apparently mistook his gills for bloodworms. I don't know where I'm going to put that killi.
The new plants:
Also added some sort of smallish Sagittaria, perhaps S. brevirostra. Didn't get a good shot of it, I'll have to try again. This newest batch of plants is intended for another paludarium which will be set up soon. They are far too tall for this setup. I'm currently running a little experiment- I added some carbon this morning, and I want to see how great an effect it has on the tannins.
Edited by Newt, 17 September 2008 - 11:56 AM.
Posted 17 September 2008 - 10:37 PM
Posted 18 September 2008 - 06:13 AM
Posted 18 September 2008 - 10:40 AM
Posted 19 September 2008 - 05:38 PM
Polygonum lapathifolium (for sure):
And blooms thereof:
New tank inhabitant: young-of-year Graptemys ouachitensis:
Posted 22 September 2008 - 02:21 PM
Posted 22 September 2008 - 03:02 PM
Four common snappers, two adult males and two juveniles;
One juvenile alligator snapper;
Two stripe-necked musk turtles, one old adult male and one juvenile;
Two adult female stinkpots;
Five red-eared sliders, two adult females, one adult male, and two juveniles;
Three adult male eastern box turtles;
One adult male northern map turtle;
and the juvenile Ouachita you see here.
All are used as educational animals.
Posted 22 September 2008 - 04:46 PM
Are you an educator of some sort? A lot of those shots look like they are from a classroom/lab and your 300 gallon tank said it was in a university I thought.
Posted 22 September 2008 - 05:14 PM
The turtles are from various sources; some were dumped on us by well-meaning laymen, others are locality specimens that are enjoying a reprieve prior to entering the more permanent collection. The alligator snapper is a farm-raised specimen who was used to test a transmitter setup prior to a number of his brethren being released into Wolf River (southwestern Tennessee) in a reintroduction program.
Posted 23 September 2008 - 09:54 AM
Posted 24 September 2008 - 03:50 PM
...others are locality specimens that are enjoying a reprieve prior to entering the more permanent collection.
I love the way you worded that!
Posted 24 September 2008 - 05:35 PM
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