This is kind of an introduction post as well as a rambling attempt at a journal.
Many years ago I used to keep Discus / Apistogramma in a large 400 litre planted tank, since then i've kept Poison Dart frogs and ran a reef tank for a couple of years - though this was shut down last year.
Now after seeing a friends low tech planted tank, and his talking about upgrading, I got the bug myself.
Though, unlike the reef tank, I told myself to keep this one on a budget. So far i've sourced a Fluval Roma 90 (dimensions 60cm L x 35cm W x 45cm H), EcoTech Radion XR15FW, Eheim Professional 3 350 external filter second hand (this is still to arrive)
Other things on order and due to arrive tomorrow are 12 litres of ADA Amazonia and a small selection of Manzanita.
I've also fabricated a mount for the Radion myself using galvanised conduit / saddles, aluminium profile, a few bolts and some acrylic paint.
I'm still on the fence regarding an external heater, just to remove any clutter from the tank.
I'll update this as I attempt a scape later this week, though as I have the talent of a potato don't hold out much hope