Reading through your thread, don't really have any advice, except that I'm very sorry you lost your dog. I recently lost my beagle, of thirteen years, to cancer. It can be tough.
Good luck to your tank, I'm subscribed, can't wait to see what you do with it!!
Thanks, we got her when she was oldish already, and then had her for six years. Just a sweetheart, really.
I might post some pictures of the tank despite me not bothering to really clean up around it lately.. Also there's a big giant powerhead covered with a sponge in the corner... not attractive haha But marine style powerheads are generally a little too powerful for planted tanks. The plants are all really kind of.. mixed and the scape isn't fantastic by any means. But I'm making small progress. Got two branched pieces (one large, one small) and a medium log of driftwood today for $20 for all three. I was happy with that
Pictures, even bad ones, are probably incentive for comments and advice, no?
Thanks for subscribing, also!