Hey all, this is my first time venturing into the land of half-full aquariums! It's mostly a bunch of brainstorming, so don't expect photos right away.
What I want: I'd love to use my new mosses to create a lush submerged 'pond' with a small trickle over rocks (assuming a canister filter would be good, or a modified HOB). The land portion will be terrestrial moss and some nice emersed crypts. I also want some twisted pieces of wood sort of hovering over the pond with moss growing on them.
Materials: I think I'm going to use my last empty 10 on this, or I could get a 20 long. I'm really fond of 20 longs because of their dimensions. I'd probably use one of my spare filters, too. To make the pond/riverbanks I could build it up with mesh and make a hole in it to form a cavernous space under the land area for a nocturnal fish (viewable from the back? Hmmm.).
Part of me wants to, instead, do a shoreline tank with fiddler crabs and a small current creating natural 'waves'..but that'll stay in my head for a while.
I'm not sure if I'll make the water section big enough for fish, but with all that moss..I'd love a little creature that could lounge around on it and also swim in the water.
This will be my LAST tank for a while, unless I rework the existing ones.