Hey guys, this is my first attempt at planted tanks! I am a reef guy who had the itch for another tank, that was super low maintenance, cheap and could sit on my desk. I already had a bowl with a betta in it, so that was perfect.
It's just a layer of potting soil, with a rock in the middle and some driftwood.
For lighting, there is a desk lamp mounted above it, running about 10 hours a day.
Plants: Dwarf Hairgrass, Water Wisteria ( I think ) and some Duck Weed.
Livestock: Male Betta, 2 Endlers guppies, a few random baby guppies ( they were in the duckweed when I got it, didn't know about them) and a LOT of Malaysian Trumpet Snails, from micro sized to large.
I was originally trimming everything down a lot, to promote spreading and thickening up, but now that it all has, I am just going to let it run wild and grow out of the surface to get that overgrown look.
The first picture was the day I set it up. I didn't have a rock or driftwood yet, and the plant I had turned out wasn't aquatic. Stupid Petsmart.