Dimensions: 5'x5'x3' (water depth: around 2 feet)
Capacity: Approx 250 to 300 gallons
Flora: Water Lily, Dwarf Papyrus, Gotu Kola, Vine (local name "Celia"), Palm centerpiece
Fauna: Common, Comet, and Shubunkin Goldfish x8, Bristlenose Pleco x2, Assorted Livebearers
Filtration: DIY bucket filter powered by Rio 1100, Plants
Date finished: April 2009
I'm aware that it's a bit too small and my pump's not that strong. But I haven't been encountering any water parameter problems. Most probably due to the plants. I've noticed that the vine's roots have grown real long and tangled. It provides a perfect hiding place for the livebearer fry.
I hope you enjoy my humble set-up. Comments are greatly appreciated!