Tank and Stand
ADA Cube Garden 30-C with Glass Cover
Fluval Nano Stand
Aquatop Nano Type-P LED Light
Azoo Mignon Filter 60
Substrate and Hardscape
ADA Aqua Soil Powder Amazonia
Anubias Nana Petite
CRS or Amano Shrimp
Green Neon Tetras or Celestial Pearl Danios or Microrasboras
I've been away from the hobby for a long time due to work but as my schedule is less hectic now, I couldn't resist setting up a 30-C. I want to keep it low maintenance so the plan is to go low tech and only dose Excel.
I'm trying to grow hydropiper emersed in another 1 gallon tank right now to use in this tank and 90% of it has melted. Not sure if I want to buy another batch and try again in this tank instead. Anyone have experience growing it emersed or should I just try it submersed in this tank? I plan to either have hydrocotyle, some small crypts (petchii or nurii?), or anubias nana petite around the central area of the rocks, and cyperus helferi or eleocharis acicularis in the back.
I purchased the light after seeing PeterN1986 talk about it in his thread
. It is really bright and I like how much sleeker it looks than the lights with the feet that rest on the rim of the tank. I only hope that it is enough light to grow the plants that I want, and that there is room on the left side to put the Azoo filter. Because I have a glass top, I'm limited to only using the back side for a HOB filter.
As for fauna, I haven't decided if I want to go shrimp only, fish only, or fish and shrimp. I'm partial to green neon tetras, but haven't been able to find them locally and am worried that they will hunt all the shrimp to extinction. I've had good luck with microrasboras and shrimp so I may go that route. I would like to have a carpeted tank before I add any livestock though.
All suggestions and comments are welcome. If you have any questions, just let me know. Thanks for looking.
Sloppy silicone work on the back left corner. I guess ADA's quality really has gone down.
This was my first try. Maybe a little too contrived?
I then moved the left rock back a bit. Moved a small rock from the front into the back. I now also have more room to plant around the main rock, but the main rock is also not as stable and falls over easily. I might have to use silicone to glue the rocks together.