Hey everyone. Okay so I am posting a new thread here, as I had an earlier discussion on a different thread, but it was an off topic thing, so I figured I shall start a new thread. My current tank set up is (in inches) 48 1/4 x 12 3/4 x 21 its a 55 gallon tank, with black trimming. Just a generic tank. When it comes to filtration its running: Eheim Classic 2217 API Nexx Canister (one unit atm) Lighting : Aquatic Life Dual HO T5 54 watt (x2, I attached two fixtures) So im looking at 108 x 2 = 216 watts Despite the old way of measuring, that equates to basically 4 wpg. 3x 6500K 1x roseate bulb Plants: (Im horrible with latin names but I will try my best to name them) Anubias Java Ferns Bronze Crypt Wendtii Echinodorus "Red Special" Moss balls * I also have these small green crypts, that dont grow that tall, "micro crypts" that grow nicely, that are in my 8 gallon almost like a carpet, but I may move them back into the 55. And thats about it. I used to have so many more different species of plants, but that was back then when I didnt know as much, and they died on me. Anyway, thats my current set up as plants. When it comes to fauna, its mainly tetras. Substrate: 100lbs of generic aquarium gravel ( I plan to upgrade to soil in september hopefully, but thats not a for sure. Also have a power head that is connected to a DIY co2 set up, which diffuses them nicely So may main question is what potential do I have here? I also have some rocks and driftwood, ( i will post a picture shortly of my current set up) but I have always wanted a glosso or HC carpet, but in the past (before all my equipment upgrades) they survive a bit then fail big time. My main goal with my current set up, is on the left side, the Ferns, anubia and red special grow out every so nicely and thick. to really make that side dense. Same goes on the right side with the crypts. My apology on the picture quality, I did not feel like busting out the DSLR and doing a proper shoot. For the sake of getting help I just used my iPhone. So the tank doesnt look AS bad as they do here. But to point out a few things.. my substrate is sideways and my moss balls rolled away. And for that nasty container floating. its a lost cause on recovering a dying moss ball.