Alright, first, a the story of how this tank got started. I'm sure it'll sound familiar to most of you.
So, it was Christmas a little while ago, and I got a few gifts. My girlfriend is well aware of my little aquatic hobby, and so got me a $10 gift certificate to my favorite LFS as a little aside present. She figured I could use it to fill out my rasbora school in my 29, or pick up some plants. She wanted to get me something for my tank, but didn't want to get me anything that might hurt it or that I didn't need.
So, I went to the store, with every intention of just spending the ten dollars. However, I saw a Mr. Aqua 3 gallon rimless bow front tank, and thought it would be a fantastic replacement for the ugly 2.5 hex I have on my night stand. I checked the sticker and it was $27. I couldn't help it, I got it. So I was $17 in and had an empty tank. I already had some Eco-Complete, but needed a lamp, a filter, and plants. After a good bit more spending, this is what I came up with:
Sorry for the blurriness. They're all taken with a camcorder, as I don't know where the camera is.
Tank: 3g Mr. Aqua bow front
Lighting: 15W desk lamp
Filter: Red Sea Deco Art Nano Filter
Flora: Marsilea Minuta
Thanks for looking! Comments are of course welcome.