So I've had this 2.5 gallon sitting around for awhile now and didn't know what to do with it. There's a small lake in my apartment complex that my girlfriend and I take walks around. I figured I would try set up a little local collection tank.
The substrate is just black sand from Petco. I do have Excel to dose, and plan on making some root tabs for it. Not too sure about my lights. I currently have a Deep Blue Professionals Solar Flare Mini over the tank, as well as two of the LED lamps that come with the Marina Cubus Tanks. If that doesn't work, I do have an Ott-Lite fixture with a 13w CFL in it.
Currently there is no filter, I had a little Tom's Mini Internal, but it stopped working, so I'm going to pick up another Red Sea nano. I've used those in the past and really like them.
I didn't notice until I got the plants home that I also somehow managed to get what looks like 2 wild ramshorns, and there are a couple pond snails as well.
Any ideas on what plants those are? I know it's a crappy cell phone pic, my good camera is charging.
Also, any suggestions or thoughts on lights, equipment and such?
Oh, and I do intend on getting a black background for this, just didn't have anything sitting around right now.