So I recently decided to use my 6 gal quarantine into a nano planted tank. I found it to be extremely fun, and I learned a lot I didn't know before.
A couple key tricks I learned was using a sponge between the water I was pouring and the tank itself, this led to minimal substrate disturbance, after that I found by tapping the surface of the water with the sponge allows the sand on the top to fall down, my best guess is it causes a rapid change in the water tension leaving no floaties! This pic is right after I filled the tank
For substrate I used Miracle Grow Organic potting soil, mineralized it ofcourse. On the bottom of the tank I put eggcrate and topped the soil with a fine black sand. My first attempt at filling led to a hug mud pit in a tank.
P.S If anyone could identify the plants that would be awesome. I know the grass in the back left is not an aquarium plant. I found it in a ditch about a month ago and its been doing fine.
Hope you like
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