This is actually my first tank that restarted this hobby over a year ago now. I had never had a planted tank before, and so this tank started out with plastic decorations and plants.
The Betta that started in this tank (also my avatar) was named Comet he passed earlier this year, seemed likely to be of old age (he was large when I brought him home, as well as the water parameters being good)
Eventually I decided that I wanted to plant the tank, but when you are just starting out you have very few plants, my first attempt at planting this one was:
susswassertang, and a little bit of moss tied to the plastic decoration. It never really took off or did much of anything. I was also starting my 10g All-In-One at the same time.
Around 8 months passed with no photos taken, but I changed the scape, planted crypts and added a new Betta to the tank (after losing comet)
The Cryptocoryne Wendtii Red were started from a Tissue culture pack, and they have grown a lot sense adding them to the tank, The Betta is a female named Guardian that I had in a refuge tank attached to one of my 10g. From when I thought I was going to start a sorority tank.
This tank is mostly in a maintenance mode at this point, and it is low maintenance at that, I top off the tank every few days, and every couple of weeks I do some light cleaning/water change. I'm happy with how this tank is, this is also the tank I see the most of, it sits right next to my bed, as well as my computer desk.