ok, so I had an extra 10 gallon sittin on the counter that temporarily housed my gouramis. It was just sitting there on the counter taunting me. It was screaming "Plant Me! Plant Me!" So anyways, I ran outside and grabbed a bag of Miracle Grow Organic Complete. so I tossed that in and added some water. I apparently missed the part in my readings on this forum that says dirt floats without sand..... so I drained off what water I could and topped it off with some sand that we had laying around for weight in the back of the truck. Yeah, its play sand. I don't care. It was free. I had some wisteria that needed a trim in my 38.... Well not really, but whats the point of having an empty tank? I also tossed in some of my Brazilian Pennywort that is floating in the big tank.
Then I got to thinking today.... Wait a second! I think I have a bunch of aquarium stuff in the basement. So I went on a scavenger hunt. (If you saw my basement you would understand it really was a hunt lol) So anyways, I found a glass top for the tank and a little light. I tossed a 13 watt CFL in the light and BINGO! we have a little almost planted tank for absolutly nothing!
So far its pretty bare, but the whole point of this little tank is to not spend much of anything on it, just to see if I can even do it.
Logically I think I can. If I use trimmings from the big tank for the plants, and hand-me-downs for the equipment that I will need. I think I can put together a nice little tank for next to nothing.... Now will my will power allow me to? Thats a whole different world all together.
Once I get the tank filled, I'll take a picture of it. But I'm to lazy to do it tonight.