Ok, I have decided to try a small rimless tank for my next project. The tank is a standard 5.5 gallon that has surprisingly nice silicone work. The top rim was cracked anyways, so I figured why not. I saved the bottom piece intact so I can always put a rim back on it.
Currently, the tank is being test filled in my garage. It has no visible bowing and seems sturdy enough. My only concern is how thin the glass is. It seems thinner than a 10g?
Lighting will be a 27w desk lamp(the home depot special)
Substrate I have not decided on, but most likely will be a thin layer of topsoil covered in fine sand or shultz aquatic soil.
I will set up DIY co2 for this tank, but not right away....
Filtration for now will be a small tom's HOB...I have a zoomed 501 canister, but the inlets and outlets are really ugly.
Plants will be decided later, but I am thinking lots of dwarf sag in the front, with taller italian val in the back. I will have a hardscape of petrified wood and maybe some other small pieces of driftwood.
Fish are also still undecided, but I might skip on the fish and make this a shrimp tank. I have never had any shrimp besides ghost, so the whole thing is new to me. If I do go with fish, it will probably be a couple oto's and maybe some very small schooling fish...
Here is a picture of the tank and light in it's place...I just set it there for the picture-when it is full I will have a pad underneath.