Hey Cathie! Sadly I lost that battle with the OH. She has been generally good about it all. Howver there is now a strict no "fishy stuff" in the house.... Can live with cold fingers if it keeps her happy ! Also having a hosepipe on full blast at bottom of bucket turns out to be a pretty good way of cleaning the sand !
Did some work on the tank last night. Rocks added, first of (many!)buckets of sand and inital "planting" with the foreground plastic plants. Have another small plastic plant of a darker hue to add in the odd place to break up the green . Annubis will be superglued to the top of the rocks (apparently is a trick by used by aquascapists!) Will wash more sand tonight and build up the volume.
In the QTank ? the two new guys (names to be confirmed) are like eating machines ?constantly wanting food - the lion head is like a Black Labrador and if anyone has one, they?ll know they are just walking dustbins!
We feed them little an often throughout the day using Hikari fancy pellets. Are they ready yet for some daphnia or frozen blood worm?
Yeah according to the various 'scaping forums gel superglue is ok to(and it's non toxic once dry) it does eventually dissolve but long after the roots have been able to dig into the rock. Only need a small dot.
On another note, this endless cold weather has stopped R/O production(I have a unit that attaches to an outside tap via hoselock fittings) it not getting above 2 or 3 degrees during day and last night was -2! I may have to buy it in from LFS.
I need approx 360l (taking into account rocks etc) and so far have 50l.... and that 50L will be used for the RIO 180 PWC anyway!