Here is my entry!
I am a rookie, had my first tank ever this summer, in august.
I then had 0 knowledge or anything, so, so far my knowledge is based on try-error and Internets.
so this tank is a 55gall 4 feet long.
Filtration is a Eheim 2215
Started with 2*T8 - No Co2 - No Ferts
Now i have 4 t5ho + massive co2 + EI dosing + Koralia Nano.
i started with weird scaping, rocks, wood, not really nice, in fact.
Plants were Blyxa Japonica - Cabomba Caroliniana - Egeria Densa
I then added some Ludwigia Repens Ruben - Hygrophila difformis - Rotala indica ( dying almost instant )
I then add to move my tank to my new home, lost most of livestock, lack of planning.
I stepped up my co2 injection and results appeared
I rescaped,added plants, Hygrophila Scarlet - Bacopa Monneria - Tiger Lotus - Rotala rotundifolia - Aponogeton boivinianus
came back from vacation to find that huge amount of plants over-grown
remove aponogeton, wayyyy too big, like 4 feet leaves
Got fed up with the heavy planting and decided to go to a more "dutch" approach
Here is what it was looking yesterday, i added ammania bonzai, staurogyne repens, althernantera reinickii mini, rotala pearl, eleocharis sp:
Livestock as yesterday :
2 apistogramma baenshi inka 50
1 apistogramma cacatuoide ( female died )
few ponds snails