This is my attempt at an Iwagumi scape with the new 2.5g nano that I bought this weekend.
You can read the buildup to this thread here, if you want:
I started with the tank itself, all cleaned up. The price tag and glue were hard to clean off the outside. I had to use water, a razor and a lot of patience!
I have the light sitting next to it. It's a pretty standard desk lamp with a screw-in 27w 6500k PC bulb.
A little later on, I added the aquasoil and a few rocks I picked up. What do you think?
I didn't take any pictures with water yet, as it is VERY cloudy. I was so incredibly careful filling it also. I had my hand down near the substrate level, serving as a "plate" where the water would trickle off. I spent about 10 minutes filling the tank this way. It's still very cloudy, so I'm not sure how some of you get crystal clear tanks from the getgo.
I ordered one of those Red Sea nano filters - http://www.bigalsonline.com/BigAlsUS...anofilterclear
It should work out nicely, but it probably won't come until the weekend or early next week.
I'll be using Fluorish Excel with this tank and will start planting as soon as the water clears up...
Any suggestions? Can't exactly use a gravel vac in a tank this small.