I am going to catch yall up on my new tank so lots of pics for the first post! Tank Specs: tank: ADA 60-P mist light: Fishneedit 4x 24watt T5HO substrate: Aquasoil normal and powder filter: Eheim 2215 with aquamagic pipes co2: 24oz. paintball tank with GLA regulator diffused with a Do Aqua 20D music glass ferts: Brighty K, Step 1, Step 2 flora: HC, e. hydropiper, Rotala Macrandra fauna: probably 20 Espei Rasbora, 10 pygmy corries, amano shrimp, a couple assassin snails Here is a close up view. Please don't mind the bird nest knots, I am going to get the claps today if they have them at the hardware store. Then I need to trim off the extra wire cable to clean it up and run the light power cords down the back of the SS rods. Here is a pic of the stand. Its about as basic as it gets but thats fine. The holes I drilled for the filter lines came out pretty nice, although I would say a bit too big. I will probably use a sharpie to color in the brown part. And the goods inside the stand: filter, co2, and two ballasts Finally got some plants in here. I had a melted shipment of HC so had to reorder. The plant list has changed quite a bit in the last 2 weeks. I was going to go with just HC and some tenellus between the rocks. Then HC in the front and glosso in the back. Then HC in the front and HM in the back. Now the plan is HC in the back and between the rocks, hydropiper in the front (we will see if I can get it to spread, if not I'll try glosso), and rotala macrandra in the back behind the main stone. I'm kinda worried the macrandra's leave size may be too large for this scape. Once it grows in some, if it looks off I may pull it and go with Colorata, Sunset, or Green. I don't really know what will be planted in the Unzan pockets on the main stone. Right now there is the tiny bit of UG and hydropiper just bc I had it leftover from the move. May go with HC or glosso. I checked the ammonia and nitrite today for the first time. Shockingly they both showed 0!! The aquasoil has only been cycling for 12 days or so. It does have a mature filter on it but that has never sped up the aquasoil leeching of ammonia. Is the new aquasoil have less ammonia or something? I'm nervous to add fish thinking its a false reading or something... Ahhh, planting ol' HC never gets old... Macrandra in the back I now have the Hydropiper planed up front so I will get some pictures up tonight. I also added the pygmy corries and the assassins yesterday.