here's my 5 gallon (35x22x24cm tall)
ADA style stand
cactus wood for the shrimp to hide in and plants to grow on.
various crypts, large ones in the middle are C. blassi
Hygro polysperma 'sunset'
anubias nana 'petite'
an un ID's aponogeton that stays VERY small with ovoid floating leaves that are always less than 4x1cm.
a couple houseplants with wet feet.
I am currently using a 12 watt (12 x 1 watt cool white emitters) par 38 bulb with 40 degree optics hence the height from the water which is around 16 inches. I'm not happy with the coverage and have ordered 2x flexible bulb sockets and two smaller bulbs with 3 x 3watt emitters and wider angle optics. i want more spread and light for the emergent plants.
small internal filter set on low with a spraybar attached, and a 25 watt heater.
50+ pearl blue shrimps
12 or so low grade CRS
2 random CBS culls
2 small SAEs that are not doing their job
a small water changes every 2 weeks or so, no fertilizing, no CO2 and about 9 hours of lighting per day