Today in Ikea I saw an small "almost" cube glass vase and decided to purchase it and try my hand at a nano tank.
Tell me everything that I've done (or am doing!) wrong!
The cube is 13cm deep (5.1"). The top is 13cm x 13cm and the bottom is 10cm x 10cm (4"); that's why it's "almost" a cube...
So the thing holds about 1.7 liters of water (not even 0.5g).
I put some Flourite on the bottom and planted some HC, Hydrocotyle verticillata and a small Crypt wendtii. As soon as I find a small enough piece of wood that'll change.
No fauna yet. Maybe a shrimp? or a male guppy?
The only light I could find that fits is a 20w small halogen lamp. I think I remember reading once that halogen is not at all good for plants but don't know if that's a myth or not. I guess I'll find out!
No filter and no heating. I added a drop of Flourish and a drop of Excel.
Typical... my first try and I choose a tiny tiny nano. I could have gone with a 10 liter or something like that but no...