I just got a 2.5 gal! despite what people say I am going to make my own divider and split it between my girl and guy baby fishies as an upgrade from their 1/2 gallons. I have some random plants in there right now, the substrate is straight infertile looking garden soil. mixed with sand. it is topped with a little gravel.
I'm planning to let it settle for about a week. before putting on a timer for the light and leaving it to fend for itself for a month or so. During that month, I will have MTS and ramshorns to keep a good biological cycle going.
After I come back, I'll test the params, and if all is good, then all thats left is to make the divider and in theyyy goooo!
the soil is only about 1in thick at the thickest places, I wanted to invest in so crypts, the surface is covered in duck weed and salvinia to suck up any excess ferts running loose.
What are some other nice ornaments/ plants I could have in there? today I saw that dragon at pet smart and thought that it would be awesome if I can make an external fountain out of it >.>
suggestions and criticisms?