I picked up this tank for 50$ and it was in rough shape. I refurbished it and have been slowly setting it up for a mangrove tank! Unfortunately I don't have any pictures of the refurbish but I will begin journaling my progress. I plan on planting red mangroves in the water, black mangroves near the shoreline, and white mangroves on the shore. A few other plants in the water body as well, possibly java fern, leather fern, or whatever else strikes my fancy as I build! 1 Archerfish will be in the main tank along with 2 Mudskippers which will migrate from water to land as they see fit. And some sort of crab, not sure which type yet. Hopefully y'all enjoy the show!
UPDATE: Will be taking a 1300 mile road trip home this week, while I'm there I will be picking up a beautiful metal halide light setup and will be hanging it with chains above the tank. Will also be picking up a reef ready 30gal setup with sump! But thats off topic :]
This was about a week after the refurbish finished and I began the cycle. About 20 guppies in the tank helping the cycle along. One lonely strand of misc. grass.
This I just finished today, added another 100lbs of sand to create the beach. Moved the filter to the side so the ripples will help form the beach into a more natural look. Added the rocks to quiet the filter while I find something else that looks better. But I may keep it, looks pretty neat! I'm thinking I may need to move the beach a little so the footprint is a little larger for the mudskippers.
I would love to hear your input on how I could make my setup better! Or just chime in and tell me how you think its going. Any and all input is appreciated :] Will be updating as soon as I implement something new!