Well, I was going to tear this 2.5gallon down, but just didn't have the heart to do it. I left the HC and marsilea minuta in there from the last scape because I was just going to use it as a emmersed setup to grow some plants. Then I had an idea to do a cave scape using some seiryu rocks from boink
I added some clippings of mini pellia to the top of the rocks. I don't know how they will do since it dries out pretty fast but I am trying to keep it misted 2-3 times a day. Hopefully it will attach itself to the rocks in the next couple weeks. There is also MP lining the front of the rocks. I also threw some HM clippings in the back, behind the rocks. Hopefully, this will create a "forest" with the cave leading into it. I may move some Rotala mini Type 2 into here on the right side of the rocks; I'll wait and see.
On the right side of the scape is a nice HC carpet. I don't know if I am going to keep this as is or try to add a small manzy stump with lots of small branches coming off it.
I want to try a small canister filter on this tank. Either the Tom Rapids mini or the small Zoo Med. I have never used a canister before so I need some suggestions on which to use. Alright on to the specs and pictures.
Tank: standard 2.5gallon
Light: JEBO clip on 13watt
Fliter: tom rapids or zoo med
substrate: Aquasoil II and used Eco Complete on the bottom
co2: DIY with glass diffuser
Flora: HC, marsilea minuta, mini pellia, rotala mini type2, HM, more to be added
Fauna: no idea
you can kinda see the cave in the middle of the rocks