Nirvanaquatics Posted May 12, 2021 Share Posted May 12, 2021 Hello from Texas! I have been reading the co-op’s blog and the C.A.R.E forum for quite a while now, but never felt knowledgeable enough to really participate until now. My name is Sarina and I’m originally from Washington state, but now reside in North Texas. I actually used to live a few miles from the co-op store and wandering into that place one day was how I got into fish keeping and plant cultivation. I’ve been in the hobby for around four years, however I did have to give up everything and completely restart due to the move. Currently I only have two operational “tanks” if you could call them that... I have a “porch pond” which is actually a 55 gallon clear tub, and a 2.3g cylinder that was given to me for free. The porch pond featuring the view from my apartment: The porch pond shortly after setup, I keep meaning to take better photos of what it looks like now, but it’s low on my priority list: The “jar” aquarium, currently a rehab tank for the sad epiphyte plants I got on major discount: The tub is actually doing surprisingly well, considering it was an outdoor experiment. It’s been running for nearly 2 months and I now have a school of longfin zebra danios and some Flagfish for algae cleanup. Oh, and like... hundreds of ramshorn snails. No livestock in the jar aquarium other than some snails, I actually just put all those epiphyte plants in last night, plus some pennywort to hopefully decrease nitrates enough to avoid an algae bloom. There isn’t any artificial light on it, so I’m crossing my fingers that algae will stay away. My future projects include: A foggy bog style plant propagation tank to grow emersed aquatic plants Making my own root tabs and testing them against a few major brands DIY tissue cultures - “kitchen cultures” Plus many more, I’m sure. I will be writing about these experiments on my blog (nirvanaquatics.water.blog) but I’ll also be journaling about things here, as well. I hope everyone is safe and well, and I look forward to sharing my experiences with all of you. Stay lovely 🍀 5 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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