Planted Low-Tech 5 gallon Chi
Hi everyone! This is my first post about the 5 gallon Planted Nano Tank I just started. This tank is going to be low-tech. I'm hoping that some of you more experienced Nano enthusiasts can give me some advice and guidance. So here it is:
Tank: 5 Gallon Fluval Chi
Filter: Aquaclear 20 HOB
Heater: Marina 25 Watt
Substrate: Regular, somewhat coarse, aquarium sand; supplemented with Flourish Root Tabs
Lighting: Small aquarium hood with 13w, 6500K CFL bulb. The hood is set on top of a thin glass cover. Doesn't seem to be affecting the temperature of the tank.
Plants: Java Fern, Moss Ball, Anubis, and a Mini Sword Plant I can't remember the exact name of.
Inhabitants: Currently none. Planning on maybe some micro rasboras, or a Betta. Possibly shrimp...
So this is what I have. I know the substrate and lighting are both something to be desired but its what I have at the moment. Didn't want to wait 3+ weeks for substrate and a new fixture. Not to mention the cost of some fixtures. I've attached some pictures, please tell me what you think or toss out some suggestions. Especially for lighting.