Wow! I kind of thought I'd be talking to myself on here lol Well I will try to address all questions/comments, but if I forget, just holler at me or something
The wisteria will do much better planted in the substrate. And those are definitely ghost shrimp
Just stuck the wisteria in the ground this morning. They were floating about temporarily so as to encourage root growth with as much light as possible. I've read its a common misconception that the ghost shrimp need brackish waters to reproduce. The shrimplets apparently hatch in the larval stage, but are freshies all the way. Also, I am doing my best to keep the parameters under control! The shrimp weren't supposed to be there till monday, but I just got so antsy I couldn't help it :\
What did you use for substrate by the way?
About 1 - 1.5" of dirt and some aquarium gravel capping it. I know its not the best for shrimp, but its cheapish and I actually really like the look of it.
Is it going to be shrimp tank? and I was curious if you're going to have carpeting plants on the front at all?
This will be mainly a shrimp tank. Once everything is planted I will have some corys and my BN in there as well. The dwarf sag should be on its way! Just ordered some off here and hoping it will be in by monday. I figure the sag will grow up covering most of the rock and leaving them to be "algae cultivators" for my cherries and corys.
Is the tank roomy enough where you could turn the driftwood so the stump is at the bottom and the branches reach upwards?
Unfortunately no, the branches stick out quite a ways and i can't bring myself to cut them because this tank is just a hold over until I move back to AK. Ran out of planting room in my 3.5 gallon :P I was hoping to go for more of a mangrove root look, but clearly, thats not how it turned out haha. I have wisteria and red lilies coming in today, maybe some more hornwort depending on how I feel about it, and dwarf sag in the post!
rearranging the wood to be completely in the tank
Ruh Roh. If I see ghosts of ghosts in my room then I will have to get some plexi glass for the top because I dont want to cut the driftwood. If it is still a problem, I might have other plans for the tank in mind
And as always, thanks for the interest!