So I got married last September
and got a new apartment and downgraded my 125g cichlid tank to a 20L low tech planted tank.
Tank - 20L with glass top
Lighting: -Coralife 36W T5 (2x18W)
Filter - Aquaclear 50 with black sponge inlet filter
Substrate - Seachem Flourite 2-3"
Heater - None (room stays around 72F)
1 Chinese Algae Eater
2 Celestial Pearl Danio (died - could the algae eater have been the culprit??)
5 Amano shrimp
Dwarf Hairgrass (Eleocharis acicularis)
HC (Hemianthus callitrichoides)
Telanthera (Alternanthera reineckii)
I grew the DHG and HC in emersed form starting on January 9th, with slow steady growth. I finally got it filled with water about a month ago and expected the HC to melt away since I wasnt doing CO2 injection, but it has been doing pretty well. I dose Flourish Excel 1-2 times weekly. The plan is to get more plants, maybe some anubias? Anyway here are some pictures of the progress.