Thanks - fingers crossed!Will look brilliant when grown in
Any hard-bitten metal Lily users who know how to solve this?
A friend of mine was recently talking about those metal pipes, apparently you can get a lilypipe head attachment on it to change the flow and disrupt the surface a bit more? <Riverwood has one, but out of stock atm>, maybe message them on Instagram and ask when they'd restock if you're interested in it, Pete is always very nice and helpful. My question is, is the top having little surface aggitation really bad? To me just sounds like a good chance for some nice floating plants For me surface film goes away after 2 months or so, even with not much flow.
Having a powerhead and turning it into a stream-style tank does sound really nice, but then... Apistogramma erythrura .... also very very nice! Either way you have two very good options!!
If you go with the apistos, then I have found that seedpods work best for caves, they always go for the seedpod over the rock or wood caves I've made. Cariniana/savu pods are the ones my fish seem to like the most, and they have bred in a sterculia pod which was msotly closed too. Also useful as they look natural and are easy to camoflage, and easy to take out too if needed.
Thanks! I'll cross my fingers. The photo is deceptive - there's plenty of top-down light for this and the other couple I have snuck in, so they have at least a fighting chance.the tank looks stunning! as for the erio cinereum they might do well! I have grown it without any co2 as it is one of the less picky species. and liquid rock london tap aswell. it looks a bit shaded though, try thin out the plants around it, that should give it a better chance.