Nice. I think those are the perfect light for moss. Literally no maintenance tank lol.
I'll be adding more stuff, probably random clippings I got from members here. I'd like to keep it simple / shrimp friendly. No major scaping until I get my driftwood.
When I get dirt over my sand, I siphon it out with tubing, the bigger the chunks, the bigger diameter the tubing has to be, if you sifted the dirt before putting it in, then airline tubing should work perfectly, you will get some sand too, but that's easy to put back in, next time, try using a plastic grocery bag over the bottom so even if the water splashes, not a big issue... Can you tell I have already been through this same issue?
I have one of those Aqueon water change / gravel vacuum things but it doesn't fit on my kitchen sink faucet
PLASTIC BAG IDEA IS AMAZING! Simple things garnered from experience I suppose, would have never thought of it. I ended up swirling the bottom with my hand and netting out most of the big particles with a big brine shrimp net. The filter will do the rest, I'll just wash out dust for a few days.
I've been considering buying one of these tanks for a few weeks now (have the perfect spot in my family room for one). Put it off til spring. Last year I bought an ADA 45F, a small 4 gallon for my RCS (a birthday gift for myself!).
That ADA tank looks gorgeous. I much prefer something shallower and longer (easier to scape and maintain too), but this is what would fit in the space. I'll be doing RCS solely, maybe introduce a small school of tetras later on when I have sufficient ground cover / RCS population boom.