In the planning stages at this point as I'm in the middle of building a dwarf lionfish setup in my kitchen at the moment.
I picked up an Aquamaxx 22L from Marine depot on sale awhile back. I'm planning on making it my desk tank once I rearrange some furniture.
My thinking at the moment is to use an Aquaclear 30 but pipe the intake to the far end of the tank and cap it with a sponge filter. This will give me a sort of linear flow from one end to the other. A bit hillstream-ish perhaps. I'll use seachem matrix for biomedia and BRS activated carbon as well as purigen in the filter.
Black diamand blasting grit
Some sort of river stone descending structure and a bit of driftwood.
A couple java fern to camo the sponge filter intake. Otherwise I'm not sure. I was thinking a micro sword "lawn" but it might look better with open sand. Probably some anubias petite or some nano Buce's on the driftwood. Maybe some mini pelia as an accent around the base of the driftwood.
Heater; probably two cobalt neotherm(they are short)
Planning on setting up an ATO and probably dose metricide via the ATO water.
Light; Not sure. I was originally thinking a finnex stingray, but I'm open to other ideas.
Pseudomugil gertrudae (6-12), CPD(6-12), stiphodon species undecided so far(6?) .
Amano(4-6), Wood/Bamboo shrimp(1), CPO(3), maybe a bunch of RCS culls as well. Possible a nerite or two but I don't want to risk the stiphodon's source of aufwuchs by adding too many algae eaters.
Not sure if I'm overstocked or under at this point
It might be nice to have something like a group of Badis as well just for personality but I want to make sure there is plenty of real estate for everyone. Also not sure if the CPO's pose a likely risk to the stiphodons?
The dreaming is the fun part, next comes the work.