I just couldn't take it anymore. I had to take the plunge and get a rimless aquarium. I've been waiting for ADG shop to get the do!aqua tanks in stock since shipping from AFA would be over $40. So I finally ordered the tank yesterday.
I also ordered a bag of Amazonia II. I used Amazonia I on my first planted tank and had the worst experience with it, mainly due to the 6 months of leeching dark tannins. I've heard Amazonia II doesn't leech much so I decided to give it a go.
Anyway, this tank is replacing my 2.5gallon betta tank which is on a small nightstand in my room. So I have a limited space and after looking at all the dimensions decided the mini-m is the best fit. It's still going to be a very tight fit, but should work.
I'm going with a true iwagumi this time. My first iwagumi wasn't very good. It was doomed from the start, I planted the tank first before getting the hardscape. haha Rookie mistake. So this time I already have the stones and will get the hardscape down before planting.
I snapped a couple pictures of the setup I like. You have to use your imagination since the pics are taken in a shoe box and substrate is crushed coral I had leftover from my old cichlid tank. Also the substrate will definitly have a more drastic slope, as thats all the coral I had.
Tank: Do! Aqua mini-M
Lighting: 2x Ott-lite 13Watt
Filter: AquaClear 20
Substrate: Aquasoil Amazonia II
co2: DIY diffused through glass diffuser
ferts: NPK and micros once established
Flora: HC, and probably mini pellia
Fauna: no idea yet
I need some suggestions on rock placement. Also, I probably need a nice background plant. I was thinking the classic dwarf hairgrass but I wanted something that grows taller. Maybe regular/giant hairgrass?
I'll get pics up once the tank and aquasoil arrives.