10 gallon. some no name pond planting media. "zeolite" is labled on the bag. no real fertilizer dosing, once a month i give it a shot of my micro algae grow, lol. lighting is though 3 15 watt 6500k and one actinic (i like the extra "pop" it gives the neon tetras). co2 is DIY and injected through a micro pump, chops the bubbles up really small and spits them out. my plants grow like weeds
temp is kept around 75F.
some of my plants, like my hair grass came from a local lake. what also came from the local lake is some horrible algae! fortunatly, 9 amano shrimp, 3 SAE, 3 ottos later, it seems to be going away.
11 neon tetras, 2 glowlight tetras, 2 guppies, 1 honey gouramie, 3 ottos, 3 SAE, 9 amano shrimp, 1 ghost shrimp, 1 kuli loach. yes, 23 fish and 10 shrimp in a 10 gal tank with no filteration other than plants. water test show hardly a trace of nitrates. tank has been running for 3 months now. i do weekly water changes. i run a HOT magnum once a week as well, and i brush up the loose detritus on the bottom so the filter sucks it up. i remove old leaves 2-3x per week to keep it from becoming overgrown.
i feed cyclopeeze mostly, frozen bloodworms, marine fish flakes, and shrimp pellets. usually 1x per day, but sometimes up to 10x per day (if im home all day and bored).