Quick update on everything
Well the tank, stand, filter, lights, CO2 are all setup and running.
I have been picking up some plants from the SnS here and there (great sellers here!!!). Even added a few cherries into the mix to help with the algae since I don't really have enought plants here to keep everything stable.
So far I have the following in the tank
Red Crypt Wenditi (15 stems)
Rotala (14 stems)
Anubias Bataeri (2)
Taiwan moss (2 golfballs)
2x2 patch of HC
Red Tiger Lotus
The crypts seem to be sagging, not really coming alive as I had hoped with everything happening in the tank. I see some growth in the moss, yet it is outward. I would really prefer that it grew flat against the cork to form a moss wall. The anubias is tied to some driftwood now, so we'll see how that goes.The Rotala is doing well, providing some nice cover for the cherries.
I had the lighting on as follows
2 hours 6700, 3 hours both, 1 hour 6700, 2 hours both, 2 hours 6700
From this schedule I wasn't seeing fast enough growth, I have upped the lighting to a solid 4 hours of 6700 (2x2) and 6 hours of both. Combined with a BPS of 2.5 hopefully things will start to show themselves.
Will get some final pics later on in the week for you all. Currently reporting the progress.