Description: 48 x 24 x 18 inches (low tech/ natural method)
DIY lighting system with 1 x 28 watt blue lamp (subdued light) and 4 x 28 watt T5 tube all on timer. DIY overhead filter with enclosed pre-filter inside a very large plant box. DIY CO2 (yeast) reactor made from bird drinking fountain. Top Substrate is sieved construction gravel (2-3 mm) while underneath is a combination of dirt and potting soil. 8 gallon up to 50% weekly water change depending on my mood. DIY excel daily while DIY fertilizer formula and DIY trace element on schedule basis. The application regimen is carried-out by daughter and wife (only home at weekends). Air pump on at 6pm and off at 6am.
Advice: Don't be afraid to try something after doing a thorough research on what you wish to apply.
Fish Kept: Siamese Algae Eater (2), Siamese Flying Fox (7), Long finned Cory, Peppered Cory Cat, Albino Aeneus Cory Cat, Yoyo Loach, Clown Loach, Red Minor Serpae Tetra (14), True Rummynose Tetra (4), Albino Rainbow Shark (2), Koi Angel(3)
Corals/Plants: elephant ear, crypt. wenditii, eleocharis, microsword, java moss, anubias nana, water sprite, red lotus, hair grass, and a lot.
About Yourself: Aquarist for more than 20 years. Tried reef with this tank but had to work outside the country. (very sad when I euthanized it). This is also an in-house management training for the whole family. Team work plays a vital role in this tank maintenance specially if I only come home on weekends. (Anyway, family members requested to revive this.) Most of us enjoy watching the "foodball" during feeding and non- feeding time. Well, so far, so good, this has been with us for more than 6 months now.