The idea here was to create a minimalist forest scape with some mosses to house a few shrimp. It was quite a challenge in such a small tank to say the least... a learning experience for sure. Although it's not 100% complete, I'm happy with how it turned out so far. I ran out of straight sticks that were tall enough to reach the water line at the back of the tank, so I'll most likely grab some more spiderwood the next time I'm at the LFS. There's still some things I need to figure out like filtration and heat. I'll most likely need to build a diy filter for this little tank but I'm open to suggestions. I'll just do water changes often until then (not like draining a gallon of water is difficult). A small powerhead may suffice, just to circulate water and add surface agitation. As for a heater, I don't trust a majority of those small heaters enough not to cook my shrimp, so I might just do without one if I can't find a reliable one. They prefer cooler waters anyways.
Well, that's about it. There's really not enough going on with this tank to get in detail about. It's just a simple little nano/micro/pico/whatever tank.
Aquamax 2.6 gallon rimless
Inexpensive clip-on LED
Filter (yet to be determined)
Fluval Stratum substrate
Montmorillonite Clay (pathway)
Here's how I kept the driftwood from floating. I made an insert that dropped right in. Wood was secured with zipties and hot glue to some crate material.
I glued the moss to a majority of the wood/rocks before I dropped it in the tank. This made life easier.
Here's what it looked like in the tank.
Skipping on ahead to post flooding...
Here's the little clip-on LED I bought for like $25. It is a beast! I will be adding a pwm dimmer to it later today. It's way too intense for this tiny tank. I could grow any plant I wanted with this light, if CO2 were added, of course. It's color temp looks very similar to my finnex planted plus. I like it.