The tank went from high Ammonia and no Nitrate to no Ammonia and HIGH Nitrate like overnight . . . (ok, over the course of 2-3 days). Did three successive 5G water changes yesterday, got the Nitrate down to about 20.
Today I pretty much drained the tank so I could scape it. I love that I can drain it right out the window into the flower bed:
Here are the plants, all laid out so I can see them:
Here's me playing around with the hard scape in my empty 20L:
I've got one more plant coming, Limnophila aromatica, I'll figure out what to do with it when it shows up . . . And yes, that's a wine bottle holding down the wood. It wasn't floating in the bucket, but it sure started as soon as I filled the tank.
Other than the large piece still wanting to float, I'm pretty pleased with how it came out, but I'm also totally open to suggestions!
And it's the camera that's crooked, not the tank:
Crowley arrives on Tues!!!