Hi. Here are some pics of my finished 40 gallon. I just recently added the new driftwood, and created a sloping hill on the far right of the tank with a sunken ship partly buried under the substrate for effect.
Forgive the slightly blurry pics, I believe my unsteady hands are to blame for some of them.
This is the tank in it's fullest.
My largest Ghost shrimp. When it comes to food, he's pretty aggressive. He once had a crumble in his hands and withstood an attempt to steal it by my Betta and then shortly afterwards one of my Cories. A tough little fellow.
My driftwood. I specifically chose a piece that wouldn't take up too much floor room. This piece arches and rests easily.
This slope was added to the far right of my tank to make the tank look larger, and also to make things more interesting for my bottom dwellers. I partly submerged the sunken ship under the substrate for effect, and I think it looks really neat. This ship, particularly the front inside end which is slightly raised, houses my Vampire Shrimp.
Slope again, this time with the Betta in frame for scale.
Any my prized veiltail Betta. He's very entertaining and recently won a battle with ich. I would have liked to take a better pic but when I'm as close to the tank as I was, he only stays close to the glass cause he thinks he's getting bloodworms. :o
This tank's full roster includes:
4 Sterba Cories
2 Ghost Shrimp
1 Vampire Shrimp
1 Veiltail Betta
Just, all of them didn't come out right then lol.
Hope you like my tank!