I had a spare 10g tank sitting around in the basement, just collecting dust. Figured I ought to do something about that.
I want to make kind of a swampy-looking 'scape out of it. Not quite sure what fish I'll put in it yet, but that's the general look I'm going for.
Here's how I found it:
Not real prepossessing, right?
It cleans up pretty nice, though.
Filled it up with a mix of aquarium sand and gravel. (Not the world's best substrate, I know, but it's worked well for me in the 20L when supplemented by root tabs and/or years of accumulated fish crap.) I like the slope in the back - may wind up adding some more to it.
I filled it up, looked at it, thought "what the heck" and grabbed the biggest piece of lucky bamboo we had. I guess it's not exactly authentic, but I kind of like how it looks. Might make a kind of forest of these.
I've got plants due to come in in a couple of days, and then it'll really look like something. I gave it the old filter media from my established 20L, so hopefully it'll cycle pretty quick and painlessly.
I also just re-scaped the 20L - it's the first tank in which I've successfully grown plants that aren't java fern, so I'm still pretty excited about it. Most of the plants in there are recent additions. All appear to be doing well - substantial growth on the crypts and the anacharis in the few days they've been in there. Dwarf sag was a bit slow starting up, as it took some damage in shipping, but saw some new shoots on it today. Pretty happy with this scape overall.
Hopefully, as this goes on, I will learn to take better photos, but no promises.