My girlfriend asked that I set up a scape for the lounge. Because I'm pretty busy and don't have much time for maintenance right now I decided to set up something low tech and easy to care for, this is what I came up with. Having only previously had high tech planted tanks I couldn't believe how easy and low maintenance this has all been. Tank has been running for about a month and i've barely had any algae to deal with and the plants have really looked after themselves. Tank- Cheap 27 Litre 45x28x28 Stand - DIY Cabinet made from MDF, cost around £40 to build and paint Heater - Interpet Nano 25w Filter - Boyu HoB 300lph Lights - Boyu 3x8w T5 with only one bulb running Substrate - Tropica plant growth substrate below Tropica powder substrate, Unipac Kivu sand. Hardscape - Oak Root and Lava Rock Flora - Microsorum Pteropus Windelov, Rotala Rotundifolia, Anubias nana 'mini', Hydrocotyle Tripartita, Echinodorus Tenellus, Taxiphyllum 'Spiky', Staurogyne Repens, Micranthemum Monte Carlo. Fauna - Ramshorn Snails, 6 Microrasbora erythromicron and one cherry shrimp which made its' way home in the same bag as the microrasbora. Fish only went in today and are still shy so don't really appear in any of the pictures.