Ever since I saw Crazydaz's journal with the low, square tank, I have been thinking about what I would do with one. OVT, yours just seals the deal:
My second tank will be one of those. It may be a year off...But I just absolutely LOVE the idea of looking down into a planted tank. I think it may be from spending so much time canoeing and boating in tropical water...There is just something very special to me about the POV of these tanks.
Wonderful work, wonderful tank. Thanks for sharing it with us.
P.S.: I am thinking of a Florida 'bubbler' spring...white sand, with just enough water movement to make the sand percolate.
I received Norman's Lampeye last Th: 9 young adults and 2 fry (they look like guppies). These guys are actually staying mid-level and only one of the new guys joined the original 3, swimming at the surface right in front of filter's output.
The Sparkling Gouramies seem to be the terrors of the tank: they do chaise the killies and even have the spunk to go against the rams.
With the light lowered for the time being, the plants are taking off. The C. parva 'path' is shrinking as Blyxa is starting to expand. I am expecting an additional light fixture this week so that I can raise the light up again and stop burning the emergent plants.
Still no water changes, no algae, and a first trim: