I had fishtanks off and on since I was a kid and finally (with the help of you guys) got back into about a year ago. I had an old 10g with the affectionately titled clown-puke that I tried to grow some plants in. After fiddling with wrong color spectrums, I found out about diy co2 and dosing the ferts (among other things).
So the 10g is much the same as it was 2 years ago, just now it has plants growing in it.
I just bought a 45g the other day to keep my spotted bass and bluegill. I decided on using pool filter sand and really wanted to create a "ode" to the bottom of a pond.
So for what its worth, here they are.
I know my tanks look like a child put them together, but hopefully one day I will have the space and time to do one right.
Two of: Cherry barbs, Black Skirts, Neons, Ghost Shrimp, and Nerite snails. 3 heteromorphas
Water wisteria, "Dwarf" amazon sword, dwarf lilly, aponogeton
Spotted bass, bluegill and a crawdad.