That's correct , it is a critter keeper.
That is part of the reason I posted it. Since it is "CHEAP" I knew many would stay away from it but I think it looks nice. The depth is appealing and for the price $13 bucks I couldn't pass it up.
I put some SMS from my 125g tank for substrate then filled it with RO water. Everything seemed well till I thought of trying a carpet yet once again. I've no luck with Glosso in my Hi tech tank so I thought maybe in a smaller scale it may work. So I decided to search on line for info on HC instead of Glosso.
I stumbled upon this thread: https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/ge...lgae-free.html
So I emptied the tank and planted the HC into the substrate. I just did one corner since that is where I want the main focus of the HC to be.
I will post a pic tomorrow morning.
BTW. The total tally was
Tank = $13
Light = $0 unused 18watt fixture
Heater = $14
Filter = $10
Fertz = $14
HC = $6
Tom Barr makes a comment in the thread that motivates me to try this method of dryscaping,
"So even if you brand new/stink etc at aquarium keeping, but can grow weeds in a dry tank, you could potentially win and beat well experienced aquarist with high tech stuff.
Oh that would hurt........... "
I have spent so much time and money on my 125g planted tank that If I succeed at planting HC in a "Critter Keeper" tank, I will be ROFLMAO!