This is why reading this thread is painful. There is no need to ridicule a method that is different than yours, yet equally effective.
The tank below requires zero maintenance. No water changes, fertilization, or any chemicals, only top off due to evaporation. Some might say it looks better than your tank, but it's just a matter of personal preference.
Why not just tell us about your method, rather than ridiculing other methods?
We share the same thought process. I would encourage you to continue reading past that statement, in which you would find the final point behind that line of thinking (which I referenced in the first post starting that series to bear with me until the end).
Yes, I will bash the 'low-tech,' method, the 'high-tech,' method, the 'NPT method,' the 'ADA method,' and 'EI dosing method.'
Why? Because there are no separate methods! They are all the same method!
An argument between the different 'methods,' is a silly, silly argument and has no place in a discussion.
these 'methods,' only describe equipment
, rather than process.
The function of the planted aquarium - how plants grow and thrive is the same regardless. That's the point!
So, by following the principles of The Method, you can more or less achieve a beautiful aquarium regardless of what equipment you are using.
Refer here, to the final statement of that line of logic.
Aside from that, that tank isn't an NPT!
NPT's use no filtration and no artificial lighting. The problem is, there is no such thing as an infinitely self-sustaining planted aquarium.