My wife had a big shallow bowl sitting in the cupboard. I decided to make a planted bowl out of it.

Started with a mix of 50/50 aquatic compost and sand. Capped that with some more sand. I used play sand.

Threw it together with some cuttings and some aquatic mint and marsh forget-me-not from the pond:

After 14 days it became apparent that the echinodorus wasn't going to transition to a marshy environment without a lot of leaves slowly dying. So I pulled that out. Also got some whispy algae so I've added a touch of fertilizer.

Since then I can almost see the mint grow. Perhaps I'll take some Cyperus helferi and see what that does in there.

Any lifestock is accidental.