The plan for this tank came about because of a trip to Petsmart. I bought some DHG for 50% off but had no idea what to do with it. I'd had some before and while it never died, it didn't really grow or spread either. I was looking for some 'scape ideas to use the DHG and came across this pic (from planetware.com):
I'm going to try to recreate this photo, or at least something resembling it. Here are the plans:
Tank: Eheim Aquastyle 6 gallon kit
CO2: Fluval Mini Pressurized CO2 w/ glass diffuser
Substrate: Carib-Sea Moonlight Sand (potentially mixed with some regular silica sand if I don't have enough)
DHG (E. parvula)
Mr. Fish, a plakat betta
Basically the DHG will be in the front on either side of the "path." The rotala will be on the back left, the HM on the back right, and a moss wall made from plastic mesh and the peacock moss. Seems pretty straight forward. This will be my first experience with pressurized CO2 though, so that's a little daunting. I know it's a tiny kit and I probably could put together something better/cheaper/whatever, but honestly I was just more comfortable with buying this for my first go at it.
Planning on getting another pack or two of the DHG today or tomorrow and my sand should be coming in this week. Still have to get some HM. Not sure if I'll be able to find any locally or if I should just do a WTB on here. Probably end up doing the latter.
Will post pictures as soon as I have something to post. Hopefully later this week or early next week.