Actually had this tank set up over 2 month ago, but something happened and I didn't have time to do any planting until now. (I just left the tank with water + substrate + filter running for 2 months without any light or plant)
Layer 1: small amount of peat + root tabs
Layer 2: .75" Flourite Black (regular size)
Layer 3: 1" Flourite Black Sand
Hardscape only consist of a few piece of petrified wood I found at LFS.
Filter: Zoo Med 501 canister filter
Plant: HC cuba only as ground cover for now
Fauna: Planning to have shrimps only and maybe a few oto cat + spotted rasboras, but I won't put in any livestock until the plant start to fill in, so that I don't have to worry about over dosing ferts / excel for the livestock.
Nothing particularly interesting on this tank. I try to keep the scape simple without much hiding spot, so I can see the shrimp better. The last 3 gallon tank I had with shrimp, they are alway hiding in the hairgrass at the back.
I used HC stem clipping from my established 3 gallon tank to plant this new tank https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/pl...k-journal.html
Unlike the last time, I am only starting with very little amount of HC.
Lighting is a 23watts CF daylight flood lamp for now
I might change the scape or add more plant later depending on how things turn out.