The heater isn't plugged in; it's just sitting there because I haven't pulled it out yet. When I start a new tank, I put all the hardware I plan to use on it in or around the tank, so I can see at a glance what I still need to get. It often takes me a long time to set up a tank, and simply checking something off a list isn't as satisfying as actually putting it on the tank.
I haven't updated in a while, so here are just some pics of the plants, from oldest to newest. I'm going to separate them into two or three posts to make it easier for me to keep them organized. And I took these new camera, so if some of the pics seem dark or out of focus, it's because I'm still figuring out how to use it.
December 30th (or thereabouts):
No idea what this is, but when it's healthy, it's one of my favorites.
Shots of the left half of the tank:
Close-ups of the swords on the right side of the tank:
The hairgrass is beginning to recover. I'm not so sure it's DHG 'Belem'. In my submersed 2.5g, it has grown to 3" tall.