I started out with the intention of making an underwater waterfall (using sand) but after 3 rebuilds, I could never get it to act right so I tore it down and made it into this version.
This is a Marineland Portrait tank, 5 gallons, 10.8x10.8x16" tall. I used a Finnex light instead of the cheapo light that came with it. I took the insides out of the tank because the filtration system was no good and there was a partition dividing about 3" of the back of the tank from the rest of the tank that housed the filtration.
The 2nd and 3rd pics are of the sandfall variation. I just couldn't get the sand to flow correctly.
I forgot the type of rock that is the focal point but my son hung off the side of a cliff to get that rock for me years ago.
It's gorgeous and the colors go perfectly with the Betta. It's a muted rose/cream color.
The Betta just arrived 2 days ago after being lost in the PO somewhere so he's still stressed. He is only 3 months old, a Dumbo Earred Rose Tailed Betta. He is steel gray and purple/red. Gorgeous in person. There are 2 Red Cherry Shrimp in the tank with him to keep him amused.
I'm going to add more when I can catch them out of the other tank.
I have plastic mesh across the back with True Weeping Moss in it to grow a living Moss wall. The small plants at the bottom are Windelov, Wendtti Brown Crypt in the back which will grow tall and thick to hide the filter, Red Ludwigia in the center but is is green due to the low light that was on the tank, Narrow Leafed Java Fern on the tree that Meganne found for me along with the fallen log. Meg went driftwood hunting for me.
With Meganne's help, I put DIY CO2 on the tank yesterday to help give the plants a kick start.