When I was in an Apartment I had a 29G tank that I give up when I moved into our house, a year or two after moving I saw a brand new tank listed on a website or in a magazine like Maxam? Either way I saw it and that same day I went to my local pet store and bought one. At first I did a basic sand, fake plants, and tetras tank. Kinda of set it and forgot about it. After a few years and getting bored with it, I added some live plants.
Live plants + 100% stock Fluval Edge = failure. Nothing died but nothing at all happened. I might as well have bought some semi malnourished looking plastic plants and called it a day
Finally added some good light, and BAM algae took over. Go figure.
Now I have DIY Co2, Current USA LED light, stock filter, air pump (for at night) and I give the tank flourish, trace, and iron. Plants seem to be happy!
Also in the tank is an albino? algae eater, a oto, and a bunch of shrimp, not even sure how many shrimp.