I was at Petco a few days ago and noticed a rather interesting looking tank. It was a 24inch long 6.6 Gallon 'bookshelf' tank. I didn't get it that day but I went home and thought about it and a few days later I now have it set up on the peninsula in the kitchen/dinning room.
I'm far from having it set up as I like it... it seems as though it has a lot of potential... me unraveling that, well, that's a whole 'nother story.
The tank came with a no name filter that I immediately swapped out for an Aquaclear 20. The light it came with is a 15watt which gives it 2.5watts per gallon... Is this enough to support a planted tank. The local fish/pet stores do not seem to sell lighting much better than this
At least not in the size bulb I need.
I have a heater and I set up a CO2 system on the tank (This is the system I'm using http://www.petsmart.com/product/inde...ductId=2754083
So far I have a piece of driftwood in the tank. Some flourite substrate, dwarf sagittaria, cryptocornyne and a very failed attempt to plant some dwarf baby tears ... which, btw, are floating about the top of the tank or getting sucked up into the filter
I plan on getting some bacopa, anubias, and maybe anacharis as all of those seem to be fairly easy plants to grow.
Here's a picture of the tank taken the other day
I'll post better pictures when I get around to actually scaping the tank!