We're changing the living room carpet in ~1 month so the tank has to come out. I've ran it for a good while now, and it hasn't done bad. I'm just about happy with it now though I've been battling spirogyra for months now - it never gets bad, but even stripping all I can see each week results in the same amount being back a week later. I've also had green water for ~2 weeks now! I think I over-cleaned my filter the week before it started which likely caused an ammonia spike. Water change and 3-day blackout in progress as I type so fingers crossed. I don't want to keep any of the plants/hardscape from the tank, partly to try and eradicate the spirogyra, partly because I want a radical change from the mixed wood/rock scapes I've stuck to. Still putting the ideas together, but for those that want a reminder of my setup: Jewel 60x30x30cm/15 UK gallon aquarium 2x15w T8 tubes FE CO2 injected into cheapy eBay Â£5 inline diffuser which works great TetraTec EX600 with glass lily pipes Inline heater EI fertilisation scheme Rasbora maculatus Pygmy cory Mixed shrimp which I may 'swap' for some nicer ones, maybe bumble-bee shrimp or ones that will not breed in fresh water, I have far too many of the things now, it's silly Will possibly add 3-4 oto's if the LFS have any in once the tank settles a bit. I'll take a picture if the green water clears before the tank get stripped I'm kind of after ideas/inspiration really. I've not been around much for a while, kids, work, course study etc. but the tank is still going strong. I've really liked the crypts in the tank, not into carpets or high-maintenance stuff anymore so no carpets, stem plants really. The p.helferi always does well and looks nice, and I'm looking to use rock as the only hardscape this time. Will use a plant substrate (either Tropica or AquaBasis+) and probably a darker sand like I have now. Suggestions welcome and I'll try to keep this thread updated as time progresses, layout suggestions or inspiration welcome!