This is a twist on the classic nature V-shaped design. The branching driftwood pointing upwards, surrounded by Anubias covered rocks, add a real sense of maturity.
It contrasts nicely with the bushy stems plants and clumps of submersed Riccia, and the dark background is specially illuminated to give a fantasy effect.
The glass filter outlet (lily pipe) makes a subtle impact and CO2 is monitored using a drop checker that’s also available in glass.
The foreground plants and stems will require regular pruning and the the centre offers plenty of swimming space for the fish.
What you will need
60 x 36 x 30cm/24 x 15 x 12” tank and cabinet £200
Two fluorescent 24w T5 luminaires £100
External filter and glassware £100
Pressurised CO2 system £100
Liquid fertilisers £10
Total: Expect to pay £700