Well, I finally did it. I have set up a 10 gallon planted tank after having been out of planted tanks for some 5 years or so. (concentrated more on african cichlids and still have some left).
I know I know, the little building shouldn't be in there but it was a gift from my gf's sister who was in China on business bought specifically to put in the tank.
It is amazing how fast the taiwan moss wall and the java moss are taking over!
Here is a list of what I have bought off a couple online auctions/forums so far instead of going the LFS route for plants.
Anubias barteri var. nana
Inhabitants of the tank are 3 otos and 10 newly acquired cherry reds. Wow are they ever small and seem to be very hard to come by in Canada! Very, very interested to watch these little guys though!!
26 Watts of screw in CF's (not perfect but seems alright so far)
DIY CO2 (with ladder)
attempting fertilization by way of EI (its a learning experience to say the least)
Have some hair algae but I figure most of my plants were pretty small to begin with so the algae is out-competing them for nutrients. going to go and buy something like wisteria or the like to help out tonight.
Whadya think so far???