So, I wanted to set up a hospital tank for some Poropanchax brichardi who probably need 60 days of kanamycin. Since the meds are expensive, I figured it was best to set up a very small tank for them. I wanted something that I could clean out with alcohol ( so it has to be all glass) and throw out everything in the tank afterward. I found an old vase, which after eyeballing it looks to be around around 8.5" height x 7.5" width ... maybe. Here's the tank at the moment:
I was planning to use some old aquasoil for the substrate. I wanted to use petrified wood to make a cliff which would be half-buried in a hill.
(by cheng siu wai)
Except with just two 'cliffs', where piece of wood would be stacked on top of another bigger one and set back a little. The back of the rocks would be buried in a steep slope of topsoil.
mini-christmas moss for the tops of the 'cliff'
lilaeopsis sp. 'mini' as a background plant
eleocharis sp. belem around the front and bottom edges
mini-fissidens, if I have enough, in a few spots on the side of the cliff
It'll be non-co2 with just the window for light. I think I have everything except the petrified wood pieces. I'm not sure of how to keep the slope stable, though. And I'd probably also need some sort of top cover, but I have no idea what. How do you tell if petrified wood is fish tank safe? For the one I was looking at the seller was saying it was, but is there any way to verify that?