My original plan for this tank about a year and half a go was to breed my apistos. I tried everything short of RO. I actually tried RO but the unit I had was old and not worth replacing the 10 yr old membrane that had never been backwashed.
I actually have a pvc cave in there and a small flower pot cave... just incase they change there minds.
I have planned on getting a RO filter for well over a year but I haven't had the extra cash to buy one.
I still have hope that I will get baby apistos in this tank so I will probably not add any schoolers. This really isn't a contest scape or anything. I mean I barelly look at this tank when compared to the crazy time I have with my 60g iwagumi and my Mini M.
I didn't take any closeups because its not finished. I jst didn't think it was worth it.
The brwon in the front is diatoms. A week ago that are was a thinner layer of soilmaster select. I moved the SMS and replaced it with sand and it covered the diatoms.
Its not mulm build up yet. I get that later.
I haven't added any fish since... december 05.
Why risk it since I don't have a quarantine tank.