New to nano tanks
I am not new to planted tanks, but I am new to nano tanks. My previous tank was 75 gallons, so nano is a big change for me.
I am looking to set up a new planted tank in a Fluval Spec III. It's 2.6 gallons, cube shaped, more or less. Occupants will be a few RCS. (Well, I might pick blue or yellow ones instead, but that species.) And maybe a horned nerite or two to take care of algae on the glass.
I'm thinking a low-light setup. With such a small tank, high growth rates would be a pain, and I'm lazy. So the LED light that comes with the tank, and perhaps a bit of Excel, no CO2.
I like those spider wood "trees" with moss tied to the limbs. They look like Dr. Seuss trees. But what kind of moss? Java moss seems like it would grow too fast. Christmas moss? Flame moss or weeping moss, maybe? Is there any moss that would look like a weeping willow when tied to branches?
I'm planning to use dwarf hairgrass and "petite" anubias as well.
What substrate should I use? I was going to use Eco-Complete, but dang, that's a huge bag. Would Tahitian Moon look better? It's finer, so maybe the scale would work better for a nano tank?
Also, any sources for driftwood that's suitable for a nano tank? I want the so-called "spider wood." Looks interesting without taking up too much volume in the tank. I usually buy my driftwood off eBay; I like that you get the actual piece pictured/described. But most pieces I see there are too large for a nano tank.