Well, I finally got my 40 gallon breeder completely planted which has been running for well over a year. This is actually my first fish tank so I started out as a classic beginner. For some reason I bought red pebble gravel, fake plants and an aqua tech filter from walmart. It came with the standard single light tube from Petsmart. So for over the first year of its existence it was rockin' a 20watt 6700 bulb. Needless to say I had no clue going in about planted tanks. It just steadily grew on me and I finally bought a new light fixture. A couple of weeks ago I got a 36" 6700 dual T5HO 78watt so its still low light but should be able to keep most of the plants happy.
As for the inhabitants, its a wide collection of random fish. I had a pair of angelfish (who started first in the tank) for over a year until one up and died out of the blue a couple days ago.
Plants are the same story. Just added them one by one to where the pictures are today.
Tank: 40 gallon breeder
Light: 36" dual T5HO 78watts total 6700k
Filter: a random aqua tech HOB, a random tetra HOB, and a Aquaclear 70
Substrate: inert red gravel
ferts: Flourish every other day
flora: narrow leaf java fern, bolbitis, windelov java fern, MM, regular java, anubias petite, marimo ball, dwarf hairgrass (just testing it, don't think it will last), a little bit each of peacock moss and fissidens, and I can't remember the stem in the back middle
fauna: 1 koi angel, 11 cardinal tetra, 4 rummies, 6 espei rasbora, 2 gold dojo loaches, 3 panda corries, 3 otos, 1 longfin calico BN, 2 nerites, and soon to be 3 hillstream loaches
from the side
mm and hairgrass
All the little white dots all over the driftwood is nerite eggs.