It's time to start the build thread for my Fluval Edge. I think it's a quality all-in-one setup, coming with an Aquaclear filter and a sweet light fixture. (yeah, the bulbs should be replaced, but that's normal for the planted crowd) So far I've added the eBay LED bulbs, and I have a mini Marineland 10w heater left over from a 2.5G tank. The heater might be underpowered, but it should be fine for the shrimp. Which leads me to the concept for this tank....
No plants? Crazy, I know. Especially when I want to try to design a mountain scape through that tiny access hole. It's hard enough to setup rocks in a rimless tank with full access, I can only imagine the fun
this will be. I want an edgy look, so I'm thinking something bright against those dark rocks. Maybe snowball shrimp. Blue tigers with those glowing eyes could be an option, although I'd have to do more research on them. I thought they were more difficult to care for.
I went to Aquaforest today to get some driftwood for my 46g bow and also got some rocks to play with on the trip. I should be able to work something nice out with these. I'm still debating if I want a dark substrate so it blends with the rock work, or if I want something light for the constrast. I better figure it out soon, because I'm anxious to start arranging these things!