Originally Posted by Knotyoureality
1/2 gallon is perfectly do-able. I've got no-tech tanks running from a 1"x1"x2.5" acrylic box up to a 3g planted vase--plenty of .5-1g tanks in between. Various snails, ghost shrimp and cherry culls are the range of inhabitants. Though the 3g also has some endler/guppy hybrids.
I've seen some of the pictures you've posted of your nanos in other threads, they're absolutely gorgeous! They were partially my inspiration. I'm just concerned with getting the right plants and such for them. I'd be a little afraid of putting a shrimp into something so small... But maybe I'm underestiamting them? And MTS don't get very big, do they? What plants do you commonly use?