MOsborne - Yeah, crypts still grow on the ends (i don't have anubias in this tank but i'd imagine they would grow as well) I bet having a longer light fixture with reflectors in it might help spread slightly more light to the ends too. I'm mostly having trouble getting plants to grow behind the big rock on the right because the rock blocks the light coming out of the fixture itself so that corner is VERY dark, otherwise I do find the tank is relatively well lit, and I agree, it does have a cool look! I think you might have convinced me to get a 30" replacement!
Vicki - i love it! I think it's so true. It's sort of that way with the whole fish-keeping thing isn't it? It's unfortunate but I think we all do similar things with the fish themselves don't we? A few fish down (sadly) due to cycling issues in the beginning, instead of clashing in color, they clash in aggression level or adult size to tank size, when we lose fish to old age or something it's sad but it opens up the opportunity to try a new "less noob" fish. And don't worry, I've certainly killed the impossible to kill plants. I'm having good luck with sunset hygrow in my <1wpg tank but somehow i managed to kill java fern!!! That was back when I was first starting out, but i don't know, it didn't like me, it turned all brown. I also managed to kill Wisteria which is next to impossible as well.
On the other hand, everyone says crypts grow slowly but they absolutely FLOURISH in my ridiculously low light tanks! So i think i'm well on my way with your list, what do you think?
I'm hoping LauraLee's package comes today so I can post some good updated tank shots here and in my breeding thread
And I'll be posting my 5g TOTAL rescape tonight as well...it's been a big tanks week for me. Now I just need to upgrade my gecko's house and the light in my 30g and then I'm good to go, taking a break from buying and adding too much and sticking with maintenance