I decided that it will be the future home of one Dwarf Puffer. I have wanted one for far too long and my LFS has a whole bunch that I can be picky over. I've spent the last two weeks figuring things out, they must have thought I was moving into the shop I was there so often. My husband calls me crazy to obsess over a tank that doesn't even have a fish in it but he doesn't understand! It's an addiction.
I have a few Anubias plants in there tied to driftwood and to the rock cave. I think those are my favorite plant so far, I like how different the leaf shapes are. Everything else, forgive me, but I am a newbie when it comes to remembering plant names and I bought stuff that looked pretty. I figure, if it melts away and dies, I have more room to try again and won't be too upset. I know there is a java fern in there and one of those morimo moss balls that was in there originally. The tank was originally a friend's who had an african dwarf frog in it but she upgraded and I got the tank and stuff.
Anyway, here is the tank...hopefully you won't be too harsh on a new aqua-gardener. Pictures are a bit dark, as it's night here right now. If there is something I should fix, let me know!
It's been cycling the water for about 3 full months now. My friend had a dwarf frog in there but then wanted more frogs so she upgraded to a bigger tank and I got this one with the two Anubias plants tied to driftwood. The rest of the plants have been slowly added over time. Water tests clear it for use, I just am waiting for the new heater. The old one sucks and I have a new temp adjustable one on its way. I also replaced the old Tetra Whisper 10i that took up like a quarter of the inside tank space with an Aquaclear 20. That thing is amazing! It cleared the soil haze in two hours to crystal clear water.
I am also on the hunt for a good LED light that will fit the tiny tank. I am getting a new glass canopy in a few days so I can get some better light in there too. I think that's all for now.