This is my 75 gallon low tech soil tank.
I'm running four T8's (two 6500k two 2700k) for two 4 hour periods.
Substrate: un-mineralized top soil w/ Sp. peat moss, yard dirt, cat litter soaked in garden lime and red pottery clay capped with black beauty blast sand.
Filter: Eheim knock-off Canister filter with the usual media and Purigen.
You can't really see it but I have a Mopani wood hardscape. The unexpected growth quickly consumed the wood but it has provided a planting medium for Java Fern and has created subtle accents and caves for the shrimp and ropefish.
Right now I have some Angel fish quickly outgrowing the tank, a ropefish, wild caught grass shrimp, various tetras and guppies from other tanks. I plan to relocate some fish and get it down to a couple angels and the rope fish, neons and shrimp, now that the tank has grown out.
Flora: Argentine Sword, L. Repens, Alternanthera reineckii 'lilacina', Ludwigia repens x L. arcuata, Sagittaria, Temple plant, Crypt Parva, Wentii Bronze and green, Bacopa, Rotala -?, Wisteria, Java Fern, Java Moss, S. Repens, Amazon Sword, Vesuvius Sword, and another plant that I still have to identify.
I use Excel and Osmocote + diy root tabs.
This tank was alot of fun and I learned a lot from the experience. This is my first real planted tank and I started it in the beginning of the summer. The first attempt didn't go well and I tore it down and tried a better DIY soil the second time around. Thanks for looking