Its really only been a week. I put a layer of sand over it, so not much to say yet. First time i've used sand also, so impossible to compare to any of my other tanks, sorry.
Plants not doing a whole lot yet(perhaps a bit of new growth), but they haven't died or melted away. I think a couple weeks to let everything get going, then I'll have more of an opinion.
90 gallon, flourite, HP Co2, jobes sticks, Leaf Zone. 440 watts VHO lighting, home built canopy.