This was kind of a spur of the moment kinda of tank. I found an old Anchor 2 Gallon jar that was no longer being used (and hadn't been used in some time) I decided to take some left over 20-40 Black Diamond Blasting Sand and a branch of Mazanita and put together a little jar. It didn't take long before it ended up with five White Cloud Minnows in the jar. It has been going for about a month now.
Current Full Tank Shot (11/2/15):
- Bronze Crypt
- Java Fern
- Mixed Floaters (Red Root, Frogbit, a few others)
- 5 White Clouds
I had a few things in mind when I started this, I knew I wanted to go No Tech on this jar, I wanted this jar to have a 360 degree viewing angle. With how I wanted to achieve the angle having any sort of cord running into the tank was not practical. From those requirements I stumbled upon the White Cloud minnows, my initial though was to use them in my 10g shrimp tank, but the temperature was going to be to high for them. The water temperature in my room stays around 72 degree, the upper temperature for the White Clouds. To create the 360 degree viewing angle I use a lazy susan so that you can spin the tank, and see any angle.
The lighting is a Ikea Jansjo Desk Work LED Lamp it has an adjustable Gooseneck and is mounted to the table that the jar sits on. It is on the low wattage side for the tank, so I pretty much leave it on all day and rotate the tank as the day goes on.
The Hornwort is a plant that I really like the look of, but I hate pine needles... The hornwort has been littering the tank pretty much since I added it 4 days ago (I even cleaned it out 2 days before this photo was taken. It also keeps slipping out of the substrate and floating to the top.
Last Frame: (I liked the composition of this image but the White Clouds are really hard to get pictures of with them in focus)
So that catches up to today, I need to do a water change tomorrow in the tank and instead of just changing the water I'm going to pull the floaters, hornwort and the white clouds out while I rescape the tank a bit. I picked up some black colored river rocks that I'm going to ruberband the Hornwort to keep it anchor down. I also think I'm going to make a little section using the river rock just to add to the variety of the tank. I really want the focal point to be the bronze crypts so I'll be moving some of the java fern around as well.