Sometime in 2015 I bought an aquarium on Kickstarted. It's called the EcoCube C and I forgot about it. One day, it got delivered and I remembered that I had bought it... and then I put it in a corner for another 2 years. Recently I "found" it again and brought it into work to have a little desk aquarium!
This is my first aquarium and I have found the resources in these forums unbelievable. Thank you so much.
Aquarium: EcoCube C (removed the plant basket, removed the light)
Substrate: ADA aquasoil
Light: 60W CFL 6500K
Plant: Monte Carlo from the Tropica 1-2-3 cups
I browsed a lot before setting the hardscape and trying a few different iterations. This is the end result.
Some pretty not-careful planting.
This is about 15 days in when I realized that the light was not cutting it and I "upgraded" to the lamp with the CFL.
Time for water.
I'm reading more about cycling and trying to find someone at work with a healthy tank to give me a chunk of their filter media to get that going, and then I might think about a couple of shrimp.