Starting an official journal, so I'll start from the beginning. I originally planned to research, research, research and buy a saltwater setup. I wanted to go BIG (I didn't want to feel like I needed to upgrade later). Then I started pricing everything..
Started looking at used, and stumbled upon this planted tank that a friend had and was willing to part with. Saw it in person and fell in love. Saltwater project is on hold.
First day set up:
Day 3, pretty darn clear.
There were 2 snails, but I donated them to my mother-in-law's koi pond.
Then I added 2 Onion Grasses, and rearranged the rocks and piece of wood a little.
I fought with those onion things for several days. They are planted too deep now, but it'll have to be fine until they root well.
Then I got some big Amazon Swords from If_Fishes_Were_Wishes
And finally a picture without the flash!!! Finally figured out what setting to put it on so that there's no flash AND it pics up enough light. Jeez!!