So, the time has come to "redo" this tank, well technically it isn't exactly this same tank because I actually sold it and got another one of the exact kind but with a bunch of bucephlandra plants and trident ferns, I had it sitting in the corridor for a month or so while I was getting my 80 liter main tank sorted out. I will use the same custom stand and hood, plus my the new stand I made for it as a side table as well.
I have a bucket full of some bucephlandras, two full trident ferns, mosses, etc left over from the tank as I got it and from my other tank. I plan to actually make a smaller copy of the main tank however the main change being I will use a coarse black sand on this tank instead of the ada la plata sand in the main tank.
The black lava rocks will come in a couple days, I plan to make another cave structure out of them with acrylic rod - I found that process pretty fun actually, plus having a very stable hardscape that comes out as basically one piece is very nice compared to a tear-down or redo situation with the rocks and everything being all difference pieces.
I have some nice blue dream neocaridinas coming soon - I found a local that breeds dwarf crays (the natural looking grey/brown ones) so I might also stock a few of those because I think they would look really cool with the lava caves.
I will get started with planting this saturday-sunday with thursday-friday being the lava rock construction days.
**Basic plan: A nano version of the main tank but with black substrate and only inverts planned, will also be only anubias, ferns, and buces (and some floater). Lowtech and lowish light.
Last edited by andrewss; 04-07-2020 at 09:39 AM.