I finally decided on a scape so here we go with the journal. It wasn't easy since I never scaped with DW.
I'm happy I found my stones at the local nursery at 15 cents/lb that cost me $1.28. Planted all the DHG to begin the dry start method.
I might consider going the Fishneedit 70 watt MH but this might be overkill. I just love the looks of MH lights.
Tank: Standard 10G De-rimmed
Lights: 2 13watt CFL suspended from DIY metal stand
Filter: 2213 Eheim w/ aquamagic FLO 13mm Lily pipes
Heater: 200 watt, 1/2" Hydor ETH In-Line
Substrate: Play Sand w/ Osmocote fert tabs
CO2: Pressurized 20oz Paintball Setup w/ Up Aqua Co2 Regulator
(soon will be replacing paintball with #5 canister)
Eleocharis acicularis (DHG)
Microsorum pteropus (java Fern)
Future Fauna: Definitively not snails!
Might get some RCS. open for suggestions.