Hi folks! After a 3 year hiatus I'm back to the world of planted tanks. This one is a 5.5 Gallon tank which is still in the early stages of life. I've got my filters starting a cycle on an empty 10 gallon while I work on the layout/stocking choices for this one.
What I know for sure:
-Will be lightly stocked: Couple small fish (Scarlet Badis, FW gobies or Killifish) and some shrimp.
-Substrate will be ADA Amazonia II powder
-Filter is an AC Mini, currently with just a sponge, ceramic biomedia is in the mail
-Currently it's got a 10w screw-in CF bulb, but I'm looking at options. Likely will be changed to a 2x13w AHS Kit.
-Would like to avoid CO2 but open for sug.
-Just going for a nice bedroom tank. No contests will be entered.
Where I need some opinions is with the following:
-Layout choices for hardscape
-Plant choices based off the above
-Anything else: I trust PTF for always giving me good help.
Here are some quick snaps for possible arrangements:
If I go with this last one (#3), I'd like to sculpt the substrate so it makes a little hill for some nice flow left to right.
Doing #1 or #2 i'd like to have some grassy plants sticking up between the smaller stones.
Thinking dwarf Sag for the midground and HC for the front?
Any good BG plants for a 5.5g?
I saw this thread
regarding Nano plants, but without thumbnails it's hard to look them all up. Any/all suggestions are appreciated!