After moving cross-country (south to north), I found myself with hard water (>220ppm) compared to Charleston, SC (55ppm). So I took the opportunity to use African dwarf Mbuna's in a planted tank.
The tank has been set up for about 2 months now. Just finished treating with Erythromycin for a blue-green outbreak. Finally got the CO2 up where it needs to be (using a drop checker since the rocks increase KH during the week).
Plants are Amazon swords (bought here), tiger lotus (bulbs safely transported from Chas - no light for 3 weeks), vallisneria americana (locally collected), potamogeton of some type (locally collected), java fern and java moss that survived the move, crypt wendtii bronze, and bacopa caroliniana.
Fish are as in my signature. The yellow labs are about 3", but still hide for a short time while I'm close to the tank.
Not anything for an aquascape yet, but I'm waiting for things to grow in and see how the local collections adapt.
72g bowfront planted, CO2, 4x - T5HO, Eheim 2213 and 2217, 2 angels, pristella tetras, blue tetras, betta, albino bristlenose pleco, albino cories. Sword, vals, hygros, ludwigias, java moss and fern, anubias
2g Mac-quarium. Clown gravel, fluorescent plastic plants, and 2 guppies.