Hey great start you have here! I see you have been keeping fish for 8 years, but is this your first planted tank? If it is, then you are certainly off to a GREAT start! I have a 30g planted tank too, I personally think it's a great size!
What is the piece of equipment in the center of the tank on the back wall? It looks like an airstone but it also looks like it has a power cord? I've never seen anything like it, and as someone that has bubble walls or air stones in all of my tanks, I'm very curious about it!
I too will throw out a question / suggestion with everyone else
If that is an Amazon Sword plant in the center front I would move it while it's little. Center it more in the tank from front to back and expect it to get pretty AND big when it settles in and starts growing. Placing it more in the center allows it produce the huge center piece plant it will become without crowding the glass.
Guessing I see rainbow fish, cory, and a pleco?
When things settle in I think this tank will look great with the darker substrate.
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If at first you don't succeed,,, keep kicking it RubberSideDownOnTheLanding, 2-75g planted, 5-55g planted, 5-20g planted, 110g w/30g sump, 8-10g, Refugium, doghouse/newbie 2012 update adding table top pleco pans & a 90g (Nutz)
It looks like you are off to a great start! I have to agree with wkndracer on the plant. I would move it now while its easier to move. What are the names of the stem plants? They look like Ludwigias but its hard to see them on this tiny computer
good advice on moving that sword now Wknd & Chad, the roots on those get HUGE making it harder to move. That also reminded me to point out that it looks like you have those stem plants pretty close together, if you spread them out more they will grow in a bit better and will fill in nicely