I īm a big fan of the square low "pond style" tank. I would keep it simple and filtration free with a single ceiling mounted led light source and some nice out of water plants and lots of moss.
For lighting I would look at a diy 100w+ multichip @ computer cpu heatsink soluton. Check out my diy thread for more info on this.
You being from Austraila maybe this would do the trick? (do an ebay search for PAR38 16x3W CREE XP-E FAN COOLED)
Optiwhite glass is worth it imho, so if itīs a long term tank maybe its worth saving up for?
Last edited by Matsnork; 05-12-2014 at 01:38 PM.