Thanks for the interest, and apologies for the delay in posting. My only Internet currently is via cellular data on my iPhone.
Anyway, I'm temporarily connected properly with my computer so here's a few pics...
Tank and cabinet - NA custom-build, 65x40x40cm, matt white cabinet Lighting - NA LED 6 x 18w lamps, matt white finish - (3 x 18w lamps, 6 hours) Filter - Fluval G6 with TMC glassware, TWINSTAR mini CO2 - TMC in-tank diffuser, glass bubble counter, non-return valve, 3BPS (with no livestock) Substrate - Tropica Plant Growth Substrate (2 x 2.5L) with Unipac Samoa Ferts - 5 squirts Tropica Specialised daily Water - Hard tap water (conductivity approx 700uS), unheated - 21C Plants - All Tropica's Green (Easy) range - E. parvula, C. wendtii various, C. willisii, M. 'narrow', M. 'Trident', A. 'petite', L. 'red', H. polysperma 'Rosenervig', R. rotundifolia, Eleocharis 'tall', B. heudolitii, S. repens Hardscape - Redmoor and Sumatra combined with cable ties
Overall I'm impressed with the NA system. Build quality is good overall but I had some minor teething problems. These were sorted without too much drama. The overall finish is very nice.
I decided not to use the stainless steel inlet and outlet because the flow is too harsh and direct vs. a lily pipe. Also I prefer glass to steel in a tank from an aesthetic perspective.
I'm using an in-tank diffuser for a change. Actually I quite like it and it's surprising efficient. I used a drop checker with 4dKH solution and it bright yellow after an hour at 3BPS using a glass bubble-counter.
The lighting is very bright and gives a nice colour rendition. Amongst the best from a non-controllable LED. It has 6 x 18w lamps that resemble 36w PC T5 tubes, but filled with small LEDs. They are switched via two mains plugs - 3 lamps for each plug. Currently I have the one plugged in for 6hrs.
The big lump of Seiryu on the left is keeping the wood under water!
I'll add a load of Amano and cherry shrimp in the next week or so. Fish selection undecided but a few species with a taller bodies to match the mix of colour and texture, and aspect ratio of the tank.