My first post here - just started a new tank and thought I'd share progress up 'til now.
Substrate is approx 2cm JBL aquaflora mixed with some Dennerle Deponitmix (recommended) I had left over from the shrimp tank, followed by some Dennerle 'black' gravel.
Rocks used were bought from the local garden centre (emerald jade or something?), along with the wood. A good tip for anybody from the UK - I got all 3 pieces and the wood for 2 quid each, less than a 3rd of the price of the Aquatic centre next door.
Powered by a small 300lph internal filter with Venturi (including live media from another tank) and 25w heater at 24 deg.
Currently stocked with 3 Rummynose Tetra, 3 Glowlight Tetra and 2 (out of an original 3) Lampeye. All have started feeding now although they were a bit slow to start with.
Planted with offcuts from my other two tanks, including some Javamoss and Dwarf Hair grass.
Dry tank, 'scape all set out after days of deliberation:
Planted and half filled:
All the way filled!
Fish added after cycling:
The Rummynose after recovering from travel, they're even brighter now:
Latest shot of the tank:
All 3 in succession:
Well, hopefully that's interested someone!
Feedback and thoughts welcome