Hey guys, been lurking a little while, and I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed going through all 72 pages of this thread. Saved multiple pictures for inspiration for when I eventually start up a 20 to replace my tenner!
Right now I've got two tanks, both I consider low-tech.
The first is a standard 10 gallon.
Lighting: Marineland aquatic plant led(New!)
Filtration: aquaclear 20
Heating: Fluval M 50 watt
Substrate: Flourite black
Flora: Java fern, needle leaf java fern, java moss(java java java..lol), anubias nana petite, cryptocrine wendtii, a couple stems of bacopa, and a few stems of....I don't remember.
Fauna: 1 Male betta, 3 dwarf cories(started with 6, the other three didn't settle in well.), and an invincible olive nerite I've had for 5+ years.
I'll apologize now, most pictures I'll be posting are probably going to be taken from my iphone(And probably instagram'd, but no filter), until/unless I hassle my roomie into teaching me how to use his camera.
And the second is a 5 gallon marineland crescent
Lighting: 13 watt Fluval compact florescent 6400k
Filtration: Whisper 10 that came with the tank, with an aquaclear 30 sponge in it. (bleh)
Heating: 25 watt marina heater
Substrate: Fluval plant stratum
Flora: Java moss/fern, bacopa, anubias nana petite, a stem of hygro difformis, and more of that mystery stem plant.. I's growing quite well in this tank.
Fauna: Single male betta
Both tanks get excel every few days, flourish and trace on weekly water changes. Not much rhyme or reason in these two, set them up with stuff I'd brought with me when I moved down to Nashville. But I like 'em.
Here's an old 15 of mine from a few years ago, kept betta simplex in it