I've had the itch yet again and snuck another tank into my 700sq ft house. This makes number 11 and hopefully we'll be moving soon so I can have an in home work desk again to showcase it better.
Went out and bought a 2.5G Deep Blue and de-rimmed it. This was by far the hardest part. Took over 2 hours as Deep Blue does an extremely well job of siliconing. One trick I learned that my gf actually thought of was to use hot water. This definitely helped with the process
Spray painted the back with black rubber waterproof paint and filled it with a light bottom layer of Laterite and capped it with Activ-Flora.
Attached the Fluval Nano LED, ZooMed 501 Canister Filter, Ista 45G co2, and a Deep Blue Heat Stick.
Washed out the gel from the dwarf hair grass I purchased at PetSmart (great buy).
Placed the tank in it's little cubby, filled it, and did a co2 test.
The next morning:
Overall I'm very happy how this nice this came out. I'm going for a very simple look and so far have achieved it. I plan to get the grass to carpet the whole tank then add a small moss tree or two. This tank once established, will be used to breed shrimp most likely. I'll be posting updates every week to keep track of it's progress.
Thanks for looking