I decided to go a cheap route and make my 29 gallon a native tank. I am using all materials from the wild. Plants and Fish too.
I picked up a few weeks back some plants from a local marshland. I had them planted in my 10g tank and they are doing good. I decided to take some of the sms with the topsoil mixed in already from my 75g rescape and use it as an underlayment. I capped it off with sms. I didn't want to buy anything for the tank.
I am using a hob marineland bio wheel 350.
45w pc shop light
I have 5 baby bluegill and 3 huge mystery snails.. and I mean huge... bigger than a golf ball!
I planted the small red foreground plant that I found. It has stayed small and mostly red. the new growth has been green with some red to it also. I picked up a few more plants today to finish it up. I didn't take alot of time to scape it so no laughing.
The middle piece of driftwood was picked up from the same marsh and the others I had. The rock came from the same place.
here are some pictures.
monster snails if you look close. this is the left side
left middle back
right middle back
middle. this plant has been growing great and staying low. I have no idea what it is.. but I like it! if you look in the middle you can see one of the bluegill
here is a fts.
in the center you can see some small grass.. it was growing completely submersed. there is also a narrow leaf version of the small foreground. I will be watching to see how it ends up.
let me know what you think!