Nice start, I really like those rocks too. I'm always interested in low budget projects, makes things more interesting and "out-of-the-norm". Following along, I'm excited to see where you take this.
Any ideas on plant or fish?
How dirty was the play sand? I've used it before without issue, but I've heard of people complaining about all the contaminants in it.
Thanks! Play sand is pretty dirty. I've used it before with no problems, but I do rinse it first, a lot, like 20 times.
As for plants and fish, I'm trying to go small to make the tank look big. I actually started this project at the beginning of November and I'm gradually catching up the journal to its current state.
Plants to start:
Weeping moss, java moss, flame moss
Ludwigia repens, ludwigia arcuata
Anubias nana, Anubias nana petite
Buce tricolor, Buce Melawi mini, Buce belindae, Buce Sintang, Buce Godzilla
Cryptocoryne parva, Cryptocoryne pink flamingo
Micranthemum Monte Carlo
7 Amano shrimp
1 Betta splendens (Zeus!)
Here's a full tank shot one week after planting:
And the ruler of the tank, Zeus: