I had a 5 gallon fluval edge that I finally was able to sell to make counter space for the new project. I had to take a lost, but the wife was like " you have to lose one or the other" Sorry Fluval you lost and Mr. Aqua is the new tenant.
Here it is outside of the box on my bench.
Here's what I had in mind for a design. I want to do an Iwagumi style tank with T5HO lights, seiryu stones, CO2, perhaps some DIY Lilly pipes, riccia carpet, and some pennywort to balance the middle.
I found the stones from Midway and am ordering the other items online.
I am most likely keeping some kind of blue or red shrimp to speckle the substrate with color. Perhaps some royal blues from Speedie when he gets them =).