Ladies and Gentleman.... I recently posted a journal of two Nano tanks that I was reasonably happy with, however it has come about that a optiwhite tank has fallen into my hands built by a fellow ukaps user and friend Jackrythm. from the previous thread a couple of users suggested that one layout was more preferable than the other, I took this design and drew some layouts on how I could improve it, this is the outcome.. I had a list of plants that I knew I wanted, the idea of this tank is to keep things low tech. I may look into co2 at a later date but for now I want to concentrate on how to maintain healthy plants. My plant list below ( I didn't manage to obtain all of the plants from this list and have used others instead. staurogyne Parvala (correction) Eleocharis parvula Mono solenium could not get Ammannia bonsai Anubias Nana petite Totals rotundifolia Weeping moss also could not get vivipara Forming the substrate took longer this time around as I used two substrates. standard ADA Amazonia and powder ADA Amazonia that I have used partly as a cap, this worked wonders when planting and also has a pleasing aesthetic look. The ohko rock is a very dominating feature in a small aquarium and I didn't want an overpowering look on the tank, the layout was changed daily. The image below shows the tank before the amazonia powder was used. And after: Apologies for the not so straight images. Plant prep: Took around two hours separating the plants to use in the tank and man o man is hair grass a pain to sort out!! Side shot of the finished product. (the photos are taken with a samsung galaxy S3 and the aperture does not allow for quality photos) The overall outcome of the tank for me is awesome but please let me know what you think could be improved or what you like or don't like etc. If you want to see my previous thread Anyone going to Aquatics live on sunday??? I have blue endlers in my previous tank that will be going into this tank also. if anyone wanted a close up: I will be updating this post regularly as this tank will be my main focus for the next year or so. Any feedback is greatly appreciated.