Kfryman wanted to see some pictures of this tank so I thought I'd post them here. Unfortunately because of the location of the tank my photos either came out really bright or really dark.
This is my low tech tank. I literally just do a 25% water change on it once a week and scrub the algae off the sides. Plants are mini bolbitis, java moss, anubias, needle leaf java fern and standard java fern.
The right hand side still needs some work and I am trying to figure out a good replacement external filter because this tank is so small and shallow.
I have no idea what my betta was doing during this photoshoot. He looks derpy in all of these when he is really quite lovely in real life.