My sister has been getting after me to put up a journal for her new tank. So yeah, I know, I know. 10g is not optimal for a goldie, we're looking on getting him into a 20g in the garage but for the moment this is better than any bowl, imo.
I left for 3 weeks on a trip, the timers broke on half my tanks and the person caring for them didn't find out until it was too late. Of all my tanks, this one actually looked better than I left it. I'm beginning to love this dirt thing.
Filter- HOB rated for a 50g
Light- 13w 6500K CFL in brooder fixture
Substrate- pseudo MTS (clay soil with added peat and some other minerals I had lying about) capped with silica sand.
plants- amazon sword, jungle val, ozelot sword, java fern, java moss, hygro bold, un-ID'd red bullated crypt, crypt wendtii green.
hardscape- basalt from the beach, red cinders for the moss.
fauna- 1 spoiled fantail goldie (lovingly named Frankfurter), 1 zebra nerite (Phoebe) smuggled from aqua forest in SF, 1 lonely oto (odie), 2 red ramshorns (bob and dragon)
the virgin tank
Post cycling, the lucky new residents explore the place.