Low to High Tech
3 months ago, I was running this 17 gallon which started with only driftwood and pool filter sand. I found that my fish did not feel that was adequate and were not active as a result. It led me to create this low tech set up with java fern, bolbitis, anubias petite nana, crypt wendtii red, and a few val leopard. I dosed only excel, flourish, micro macro mix, and some osmocote root tabs when I had time.
I kept some rummy nose tetra, cory sterbai and similis, and dwarf chain loaches at the time.