Thanks MSG for the comments.....I do want the "clean" look for now....the plants will fill-in and still give the look I want....
I am using a Odyssea CFS 500 Canister Filter as I another one running in my 30gal....I have had great luck with these (despite some reviews)...I am using the AquaTop D2HT 300 Watt Digital Aquarium Heater which I really like, great performance so far!! I am using liquid ferts for now and hopefully by year's end might invest in pressurized CO2 system. I have 5 angels, 5 gouramis (1 blue and 4 red)..and the loaches which I really enjoy!
Next week I will double the population and then watch them grow..