I've been wanting to start a little side project for a while to keep me busy until I can get the 29 gallon I've been planning. A few days ago, I remembered that I still have a nice 3 gallon glass JBJ Picotope that I formerly used for a pico reef. So, I dug it out of the storage room, cleaned out the saltwater decay, and filled it up with dirt.
Here's the tank just after I cleaned it out. It's a nice tank, even when it's empty...very well made.
Here's the equipment I plan to use - a 24w Odyssea PC light, a 25w Hydor Theo heater, and an Aqueon Quietflow 10 filter.
Here's the tank after I added some organic Miracle Grow and water. I've heard that it causes ammonia spikes, so I'm going to let it sit for a few days and then cover it with gravel.
I'm currently planning for this to be a mid light tank. At the moment, the only non-plant inhabitant I'm planning will be a female betta fish. I'd like to also have a few shrimp, but I'm pretty sure the betta would attack and eat any that I stuck in there. As for plants, I'm planning on having water wisteria, dwarf hair grass, amazon swords, java ferns, and maybe a few others.
Here's a simple drawing of my planned aquascape. The orange things are supposed to be small tree trunks - the colors didn't show up well on my phone. It will be sort of based off a small puddle at the bottom of a forest.
I'll be sure to update with pictures as soon as I have gravel and plants in the tank.
Just thought I'd share!