My two favorite tanks are the 29g community and the Jack Dempsey
tank, but for different reasons. The Dempsey tank has a very nice looking piece of driftwood and play sand substrate, but all of the plants are fake. It's a decent looking tank but nothing special. I just like it because the fish in it is so cool.
My best looking tank is the community one, though. It also has play sand for substrate. The front is a large open area for swimming with a piece of driftwood about the size of a large man's hand with the fingers sprawled on the left, with Java Fern
attached to it. On the right is a fake grassy plant. The back wall of the tank has this reddish brown slate stacked sort of haphazardly to form a network of caves. The kuhli loaches spend most of their time in there; it's cool to seem them poke out from the various caves. The male krib in the tank also lives in these rocks, for the most part. On top of the rocks is what has become a huge bushy nest of Java Moss
, maybe 4 inches thick and running 2/3rds the length of the tank along the top of the rocks. My German Blue Ram
hangs out in there most of the time. The back corners of the tank have air stones behind the rocks for a bubbling effect. The left back corner also has an oak twig that looks like a dead tree; I might put some of the Java Moss
in the branches to complete the effect. The bloodfin tetras swim out front, and the golden wonder killifish swims around the top of the tank.
Actually, writing this post inspired me to go tear off some of that moss and put it in the "tree".