Hi everyone, I'm sure many of you have heard of Rhonda Wilson. For those of you that don't, Rhonda is a well known planted aquarium enthusiast that writes for Tropical Fish Hobbyist magazine on a monthly basis. I stumbled across her website the other night. Her methods and choice of equipment are very intriguing. She uses no fertilizers, no filters, no CO2, etc. Only standard fluorescent shop lights, plants, and regular aquarium gravel. Her tanks are beautiful, her fish flourish, and breed regularly. Here is a link to her website. Take a look at her pictures and frequently asked questions. My point is, why all the expensive equipment when an aquarist can have equal success with little-to-no equipment? I've always been one to minimize excess cost and complication. I'm very interested in trying out Rhonda's humble and lowly method. Let me know your thoughts on this. I'd love to hear your opinions and experiences with minimalist planted aquariums.