Ok starting this journal a little early in anticipation!
Ive found myself with an empty 5 gallon! whoo hoo! Gonna do a lava rock/manzy scape.
-5 gallon glass tank which I plan to de-rim and resilicone
-no heater untill the winter, when I will add a Hydor Theo 25 watt, my favorite for nano tanks.
-Substrate: black diamond blasting sand
-will do half tap half ro water for this tank, 1 weekly 10-15% water change if tests indicate it is needed. Otherwise, just RO top offs for evap
-Black lava rock. Will probably glue some together to make some really cool mountain looking structures or stack some close with substrate in the middle of them and plant some c. parva. (Maybe)
-Manzy, whenever I can find one that will fit in such a small tank. I may have to buy one that is fairly symetrical so cutting it to fit wont ruin the flow of it. Of course it is going to be covered in moss, so I have some room for error here.
-MOSS and then MORE MOSS!! lol. On hand I have flame moss, fissidens and a tiny tiny amount of rose moss a friend gave me. I have some xmas, taiwan and java moss coming in the mail. The java moss is going in a betta tank though.
-Anubias nana micro if I can find it. Nana petite if I cant find the micro.
-Anubias nana "stardust"
-SHRIMP: either Dark Blue Velvets or Tangerine Tigers. Maybe both. lol. Im wishy washy here.
No pics yet, My phone is completely incapable of uploading pics. :P its a huge p.i.t.a to upload any pics here from mobile. Stupid smart phone.
As soon as I can get some free time to work on this tank a little and borrow a decent digital camera Ill update.
Feel free to chime in with suggestions, advice, encouragement.
The "Before Shot": Tank as of 8-21-13, With its unscapedness and betta resident.