Well, the tank got flooded yesterday since the filter came in (wasn't expecting it until Monday). Cloudy, probably from the wood and dirt, but it will clear up eventually. I'm also doing a fishless cycle with this tank. I took media from one of my other tanks and put it in the zoo med 501. I also added ammonia to it to get it to 5ppm. Now it's a waiting game (I hate this part the most!).
It's a T8 under-cabinet light fixture. Had to think like the wife for a minute and find something that isn't an eyesore or too bright since the tank is in the kitchen.
Zoo Med 501. This thing is so quiet, you can't even hear it! It's amazing. And I love the spray bar that came with it. Fit the width of my tank perfectly.
Salvinia... this stuff is awesome. It's in all of my tanks. I have dwarf sag in there as well, but it's hard to see with the cloudy water.
Anyway, that's it for now. I'll be adding plants as this tank cycles, just going to do it slowly.