While shopping at the local Target last week, my girlfriend and I came across this ~1.5g glass sun tea jar with spigot. I thought it might make a neat "nano" tank. (The geometry and capacity are deceiving, it looks much larger than my 2.5g, but it only holds about 1.5g.).
I dropped in the last of my Eco-Complete (~2-2.5") and a bunch of plants: giant haigrass, dwarf onion, phyllanthus fluitans, anachris, a couple of bulbs (temporary storage), 4-leaf clover, a sprig of hornwort and I think a couple of other things I do not have the name handy for.
I am currently not using any equipment other than a Red Sea nano filter temporarily to get some of the water moving and cleared (ever so very slightly cloudy from the Eco-Complete.) I think I can run this tank without any equipment. The water seems to stabilize around 70F, maybe 72F as there is no heater.
What kinds of animal life would work? I assume some of the algae eating shrimp would be happy, and probably some nerite snails. What about fish? Anything small and relatively docile or not needing lots of swimming space that would be happy in there?
I threw up some initial pictures at http://homepage.mac.com/jpstanford/PhotoAlbum45.html