Introduction--so glad to find you!
I love planted nanos, but have been out of the hobby for a couple years following the discovery that no amount of security precautions can prevent a toddler from occasionally dumping an entire jar of food into the nano...
We just moved our office out of our house and into a studio, well out of the course of toddler traffic, and now I'm designing my desktop nano. I went looking for pictures and design ideas, and ended up posting in another forum where I was soundly informed that a 1.5 gallon set-up is not suitable for sustaining life and that I should look at a minimum 30 gallons before even thinking of getting into the hobby.
So imagine my happy surprise to find this forum and see that I'm not the only crazy who thinks plants and maybe a few invertebrates can happily--and beautifully--exist on a micro scale.
I'm loving all the pictures and the SPECIES LIST (yay!!). So many great ideas and beautiful set-ups. I'm planting my nano today and thinking of adding a Mexican crayfish (don't know the species name--it's a one- to two-inch fire-engine-red crayfish) and/or maybe a few shrimp (the sort with red & white stripes--again, species name escapes me) next week.
Looking forward to participating in this wonderful forum.