I realize this is an aquatic plant site, but I figured I would share this with all the plant lovers out there! Besides, this is the Lounge so I can post (almost) anything I want!
After seeing vivariums online, I finally got to it and built one.
This tank is a standard 20g tank. Has a T5 and a T8 over the tank. The T8 has more of a red/green spectrum, making the plant colors pop. The T5 is a typical full spectrum bulb (sunlight mimic bulb)
It started like this:
At first I started with what I had, aquarium gravel.
It didn't have the right feel so the next day I replaced most of it with Eco earth, leaving a few inches of it for drainage.
The next day I went out in search of some moss...
I was happy, but it seemed lacking. So I did some research and got all the info I needed to construct a proper background.
Now I just need to be patient while the plants fill in!