Finally started setting it up:
going where the old fluval spec was, bigger than I expected
Getting some moss ready, left is xmas/taiwan grown submerged (just got it in the mail today, smells REALLY fishy, i.e. you could smell it from the next room); right is grown emersed, I think. Correct me if it's a different variety.
1/2" of dirt, 1" of black gravel & Tahitian moon sand, not sure what to plant in it yet, just laid out some moss
damnit! tried to pour slow but upset the sand cap, dirt everywhere. Some moss fell out, I should have double netted the SS piece (only did horizontal wraps)
my love hate relationship with dirt, took half an hour to scoop up enough debris, finally called it quits
ended up removing the moss pieces, there was debris falling out everywhere. Letting it cycle with nutrafin cycle & some old media. I'll have to redo that moss wall too, didn't go low enough and bottom right corner is bent out a little.