okay, so I want to rescape my 2.5 gallon. I want to make it look "bigger" and more lush. Inhabitants of the tank are 3 harlequin rasboras, 7 cherry shrimp, and a few ramshorn snails (I'm constantly picking them out).
The pics aren't great, as I threw some cuttings and a clump of moss in there to use when I rescape it, lol, but you'll get the idea.
I'm thinking that the most important thing is going to be to lose the big rock on the left (too bad, 'cause it's a cool rock!). However, I'd like to keep the anubia from that rock in the scape if there's a way to do it. Current plants are the anubia, some java fern in the right corner, java moss on the rocks in the right corner, a bit of hairgrass that never really took off, and a lonely strand of a local native plant I stuck in there months ago (looks a bit like hygro, but isn't).
btw, this is a very low-tech tank. It sits in a south-facing window, so gets a lot of natural light, plus has a 7 watt cf over it. No CO2, and I only throw in ferts when I see signs of a deficiency. Once in awhile I'll add a couple of drops of excel if things are looking blah. I top it up every couple of days, and do a water change when there's enough mulm on the bottom to be an eyesore. The plants do well and pearl - the anubia is flowering right now. Fish are healthy, I never have any problems with the tank. It does have a little heater in it right now, just because it gets too cold in the window otherwise. Filter is just a little HOB from a one gallon azoo kit.