2.5 gallon start
I've got a 2.5 gallon tank that I'm gonna do a low tech setup in. I have a couple of questions. What is the benefit in going rimless? I have a t5 NO 8 watt setup for this tank, is this gonna be enough light or should I go ahead and build a canopy for more light using spiral CF bulbs? As far as plants, I have some micro swords that I want to transfer from my 20, as they are just not doing good in that tank. Background will be java moss sandwiched between 2 screens. Other plants havent been decided on yet, but I'm leaning towards some crypts for background plants. For filtration, a whisper filter, the small HOB, and substrate will be mineralized soil capped with play sand, thoroughly washed. I can also get some sand that is somewhat coarser, if yall think that would be advantageous.
Thanks for the help!