Hey guys, this is my 10g planted tank. It's nothing really sophisticated or fancy, just something cobbled together with all the odds'n'ends most fishkeepers tend to accumulate over time. It's been running for over a year.
-Generic 10g tank
-Whisper Jr. HOB set on mid-flow using the Imagine Bio3 media holder w/blue bonded filter material
-El-cheapo 50w radiant heater
-Hagen bubble-ladder w/2 diy soda bottles
-DrsFS 2x36w CF fixture of which only one 36w socket works. The other conked out after less than a year use.
-Black matboard background
-1x Dwarf Puffer
-3x Bronze Corydoras
-4x Kuhli Loaches
-6x Cardinal Tetras
-15x Amano Shrimps
-100+ Cherry Shrimps (At last attempted count)
And yes, that is alot of livestock in a small aquarium, but you wouldn't know it by looking in the tank.
I don't have much time to constantly prune the plants so they're pretty much all slow-growing plants. They seem to do well with twice a week dose of ferts. I've been using the SeaChem products which work well.
A male Dwarf Puffer that keeps the Cherry Shrimp population down in the tank. It did a fairly good job of clearing up most of the FW limpets and stray blackworms hiding in the substrate. It doesn't seem to bother any of the other inhabitants except for an occasional CS.
This is one of the female Bronze Cories that I raised from egg. There is one other female and one male that keep it company.