HAHA, this is a great Iwagumi tank but I'm not sold on the idea.
It will be plantcentric, with shrimp (of course), but I've been inspired recently by the spawning pool and the bucket o' mud.
Not sure how "high tech" this tank should be, but I'm really excited about it.
Wow, perfect space for it, and yes, definitely shrimp. Subbed!
Thanks Xen. Shrimp will surely be in here, but I'm not sure to do something very busy/natural, or something more trendy like iwagumi.
I'm leaning more towards crazy explosion of plants submersed/emersed, we'll see.
Yea I'd go in that direction too, as much as I like Iwagumis I think they're more maintenance and less stability. Carpet plants alone won't do the trick imo. Looks like it's very bright and you get a lot of indirect light too. Emergent plants in the back corner for sure!
Hmm theirs are all against a back window, maybe you'll have to do something a little different?
What a great tank. It's screaming for tons of C. parva along with whatever other plants you choose.
Though I consider myself more of a shrimp guy than a fish guy, I love tanks with dimensions like this for Cories. Specifically smaller pygmies or habrosus. Seeing them in large schools in shallow tanks is tons of fun.
Xen, those are the exact two tanks I mentioned above as my inspiration.
Somewhat; Crypts would look great, and I find myself leaning towards shrimp over fish usually. I'll look into those breeds, fish and shrimp could all exist great here.
The more thinking I do, the more I plan on leaning towards a low tech setup with a powerful filter, lots of plants underwater and above, and a light hanging either from the ceiling or via a frame or something. Maybe only Excel and Ferts, to bypass having to get a nice CO2 setup. Still pondering for now.....
After much thought, I'm going Low Tech!
No CO2, No Ferts, Nothing fancy. Just a burst of plants under and above the waterline.
So besides the scaping, I'm in need of a powerful canister filter (preferably Eheim), and a nice suspendable light.
Can't wait to start this setup, however I don't have the time now.