It's getting there! i'm pretty much ready to build the actual background now once i can find some black foam to use. in hindsight I should have just used it to start
, but i'm learning.
Today I put some mesh over the eggcrate to stop dirt slipping through
and then build a little access door so i can get in underneath
and then i spread some silicone over the back wall of the tank to prep it for the foam background. not sure how well it'll show up in the pictures.
I'm starting to hunt for plants now. I have a ton of java moss and riccia that i've been growing in another tank ready to go, but i'm still not sure about land plants.
I love broms and i'm leaning towards the neos and crytanthuses (fireball, riens pride etc... as well as rabbitsfoot ferns but I'd really like to get some vines and other interesting plants to fill it all in. I like ficus pumila, but can't seem to find it anywhere.
suggestions for plants that would work would be appreciated! cheaper is better too because I'm not swimming in money ATM
edit: several stores offer discounts if you buy the ugly, misshapen etc... plants. if i were to purchase these, would the pups be distorted as well? i think it might be a good option for me.