Originally Posted by freph
If this is going to be a low tech budget tank then I think you could trim it down a bit more and be more stereotypical (that's the goal here, right?). For example, one of the popular low budget methods is to use organic potting soil and a sand cap. The desk lamp is perfect. HOB filter is even better.
It's pretty obvious that his 50$ discretion was going to be used on AS + bacter 100 and clear super anyway, and I don't blame him. He's said as much right in the thread, that if you were to get the bare minimum, get those.
TBH, there's not really any reason to use potting soil in nanos when AS is so readily available.