First planted tank plans, 5 gal
This is my first planted tank project. Having kept reef tanks for several years I thought I would get this party started with something small so my mistakes won't be so costly. As you know, there is a plethora of advice to wade through before buying so this is my plan:
I already have the tank, a 5 gal Aquatop with a 4.3w led.
I doubt this light is designed for growth so I am assuming output is in the low to med range.
So I am starting with a substrate of Amazonia aqua soil with some inert black sand over the top in strategic locations. The centerpiece will be a bonsai tree with weeping moss as a canopy and christmas moss for ground cover. Some Dwarf Hair Grass along the rear of the display to cover up the back panel and give a little depth. A few rocks for a little more structure for the livestock and to compliment the Bonsai.
For fish I'm thinking of 5 to 10 Chili Rasboras, perhaps some Cherry Shrimp if this little tank can handle the bioload.
Does this sound like a reasonable little tank, you know, just to get my feet wet?