I decided to redo completely this 5g tank i had.. that condition above is no more. drained the water out and stripped it bare again.
here are the things I've got laying around:
1. ada soil
2. shirui sand
4. couples of crypt
5. that wooden branch
6. black stones
i'm currently thinking of this scape below, what do you think?
I am also thinking to add mosses to the rocks but not really sure
what kind of mosses are super hard? (tank will be low tech, no co2, no ferts except fish poos.)
so since nobody replied, i just went ahead and do it. but, i added a little java moss island at the front. on the right side - just crypts. on the left - i think it is a high tech plant but i already purchased it before knowing it is high tech.. so... lol..
the old soil was mixed with gravel and look awful. so i throw them out and replace with a new batch
of ADA New Amazonia soil. filter is simple hob and has been running for 1 yr+ so the cycling will be faster IMO.