Like the title says this is a 5.5g with a 10g sump. I had a vision one night and this is what sprung up.
Main tank is 5.5g custom built for a nano reef I use to have.
Light is 31 watts PC
Inhabitants are ghost shrimp, and flower shrimp, and Malaysian trumpet snails for the sand.
Substrate is sand I brought back from the west coast of Vancouver Island.
Plants Alternanthera, Sagittaria subulata, and some Java moss on the drift wood.
The sump is 10g
Light is 60watts halogen, (yes I said halogen.) There is a story behind that.
Plants Java moss, and a mystery plant that came out of my 90g. I'm not too sure what it is. There are 2 fair sized pieces of bog wood for the java moss to attach to.
Equipment is 1 heater, a co2 set up by Hagen, and that is it.
No mechanical filtration, water changes once a week, and I add Tropica master grow at water changes.
The tank has been running for about a month now.
Now the reason I am using halogens over the sump is, I use 2 150watt halogens over my 90g. That tank has been running with the halogens for over a year now and I have had allot of success with the plants since I started.
So I would love to hear opinions and any comments that you all may have.