So just an update on the tank:
It has taken a bit of work to clean up the sloppy silicone and now I need to finish it with a skim coat.
The unfinished top edge of the glass has been fixed by using some 220 grit sandpaper followed by a 600 grit wet sand. Now I'm going to finish the edge with some high gloss polishing compound (as soon as I can find the screw-end bit for the felt wheels for my dremel).
After that I'm going to give the tank a good scrub with some medium stripping pads to remove some old algae and mineral deposits.
I have a ton of stuff going on right now, but hopefully I can get this thing together within the next couple of weeks.
It's definitely going to be a riparium. I think I can get away with a small heater and a circulation pump. I have a couple of african dwarf frogs that are becoming a nuisance in my 10 gallon tank (I'm pretty sure they took a claw off of my CPO >
so they have to go). If I make them happy I don't think they'll try to get out. Other than them, I was thinking about maybe putting some danios or white clouds in there. If I keep the tank at 72 everyone should be fine.
For plants I'm giving thought to some of these:
Maybe some sort of mangrove