September 19, 2021

Shallow desktop planted tank

I constructed a really fun shallow freshwater planted aquascape that sits on my desk next to my work station. Details after the photo.

Monte Carlo carpet in an ADA cube garden 60-F


  • ADA cube garden 60-F tank
  • basic co2 system
  • UNS canister filter system
  • Nicrew light

Plants & livestock:

  • Monte carlo (carpet)
  • Anubias nana
  • Mini coin Bucephalandra
  • bucephalandra purple blue
  • 5x purple rasbora fish
  • 6x hastatus corydoras (the cutest fish in the world)

November 24, 2015

The careful red ramshorn snail

A neon tetra watches a small red ramshorn snail as it inspects the gravel in this freshwater planted nano tank. Depending on the type of aquarium being kept, people will either consider these tiny snails pests or pets. Personally, I believe when kept under control, they are a great clean up crew – eating algae, decaying plant matter, and more. You can learn more about these little red ramshorn snails at Aquarium Care Basics.

Tank by jeff golenski.