I planted the water section this afternoon and think I need some more crypts spread out along the edges. I know that the growth in this tank will be slow because of the cold water. Some plants may not make it I suppose and fail to acclimate. The newts spend a great deal of time walking around on the substrate so I think I'll give it a week or two before putting them in. Hopefully they'll root a little bit and be able to withstand the trampling.
Any suggestions would be welcomed. Water is super cloudy becasue of the planting in the sand. HOpe the 2213 eheim will clear it up over night.
I managed to keep the water movement to a minimum and wonder how the plants will do on the left side of the tank away from the out flow??