I got a new fishtank the other day. A cute little 4g tank, pretty much a cube.
Just finished setting it up, no livestock yet and I don't quite know what to put in it.
I ordered the rocks online for it and got so much grief at work for paying money for rocks and having them shipped to me, but they were well worth it.
I had initially wanted to do something with driftwood but when the rocks turned up I knew I had to let them be the main focus.
I'm currently running the tank just with the built in LED lights, it's also next to a window where it gets lots of day light but no direct sunlight. We'll see how it goes. Also not using Co2 yet, not sure if I will.
I found it quite hard to aquascape, both being this small and being basically a cube. Im really happy with how it came out though in terms of the placement of the rocks.
The tank, I ended up taking out the filter that came with it though it was really noisy and have another in there now. That filter doesn't fit into the little compartment though so the tank is a little bit less clean than in these photos. Not by much though, it pretty much blends in with the black background anyway.
Filled up with substrate and the rocks placed
Ive got the fluval plant stratum thingie in it, we'll see how that works out. I put really fine gravel on top, in part because I don't really like the look of the substrate and to make it a bit easier to plant in. I know they'll end up mixing but hopefully the plants will mostly cover things by then
And voila! flooded and planted
Ive got hairgrass at the back, staurogyne repens at the front and Pogostemon helferi in the middle. It's all freshly planted so I have no idea how the plants will do really, esp since I don't know if the light is going to be good enough but we'll see. I'd be happy if any one of these plants thrive.