Minor Update... I took out the Marsilea and moved it to high tech conditions. It practically did nothing in this tank. I added more anubias petite. And, I moved in more DHG since I spotted runners ever since I started dosing Glut. Moved the Betta to my 12g and moved in a single dwarf puffer for now. I plan to rehome him soon and maybe just put shrimp in here. Not much else going on right now...
Here's some pics... Looks better with DHG and more anubias. I hope the DHG continues to do well with Glut. We'll see given that the light is not very strong.
Thanks guys!!! Yeah the Dwarf Puffer is full size. I did have one before that was slightly larger but I think that was just genetics as some are larger or smaller than others. But I preferred when I had the dwarf puffers in my 6g rimless... I actually had 3 but when I was gone for 1.5 weeks, I came home to discover that 2 of the 3 puffs got sucked up against the inflow of the lily pipes and died... so that left me with one DP so I moved him here. I know they have a large bioload so I'm staying on top of PWC's until I decide what to do with him. I think he's small enough and this tank is large enough so long as you stay on top of maintenance.
Thanks for the compliment, Jake! Your cubes are looking splendid as well. I'm diggin' the various mosses you have on the DW. Simple and clean!
Got a bag of Africana AS for the first time and wanted to give it a go... Nothing big... just different. It's a tiny tank so not much I can do with it... I want to keep it minimal with low light plants (it's all my light can handle anyway). Throw some shrimp in later.
I tied my needle leaf java fern to a piece of Malaysian DW, planted a crypt in the back, and squeezed in some Anubias sp. Petite where I could.
I'm still trying to get my hands on some Mini Xmas Moss as I think this would look nice to soften the transition from substrate to the DW and fill up the foreground a bit.
I really like scale of this. It gives me a lot of inspiration for my 3g. Did you use the floramax under the AS again? That's a really cool concept. Awesome tank!
Not this time... I used it before because it would blend in and not be noticeable being that they were both dark substrates. This would be to apparent with the africana AS. So I used substrate supports to keep the slope from sliding and flattening out. I used plastic placemats I found at Target. Just cut to size and insert into the substrate. The more commonly used stuff, that I'm aware of, are those clear plastic cutting boards.