The tank cycled on old media + some Nutrafin cycle + dead fish, the cheap stock "AquaTech" filter is quite impressive after a little tweaking, it's quieter than my Aquaclear 20 and rather strong (rated 125 gph!). I need to add in more biomax though if it's going to house fish (even temporarily), I had half a small bag left and only filled it halfway.
Put in a 15W 6500k (daylight) bulb, looks a little better. The rotting aponogeton bulb grew out and tripled in size (right side), java fern growing. Riccia came back to life. Picking off extra snails and throwing them in whenever I can. The giant 1.5" MTS is in here. I think the snails are eating the dead Xmas moss.