Thanks all for the comments. Trying to get caught up to the present, this is what happened the week of Thanksgiving.
After getting the tank cleaned and presentable it was time to put something in it. I spent hours browsing thru this site and and others and being new to planted tanks I decided I would start simple, no CO2.
I decided upon Eco-Complete. Seemed to be popular, many had success with it and it's reportedly easy to work with. I liked the color, too. I had to drive to three different Petco stores in the area, seems each store only keeps 3 bags onhand. According to the substrate calculator I found online I needed 9 bags. Bought 9, ended up using 7. I sprinkled a small amount of Osmocote + on the bottom before adding the EC.
I had driftwood from my other tank and picked up a piece of spiderwood from the LFS. Found some large round river rock at a landscaping/outdoor pond business for a couple bucks.
Choosing a light was turned out be extremely challenging. I wanted a single LED fixture that would grow beginner plants and didn't cost an arm and a leg. The more I read about different LED lights from different manufacturers the more I was unable to make up my mind. Went with a Green Element 10K EVO, it was the only fixture I could find that was 60" for under $150.
For filtration I'm using a Fluval 406 that came with the tank. I added bio media from another canister filter being used on a running 55 gal tank to give it a jump start. The tank has an area in the rear for an integrated wet/dry filter but the previous owner no longer had any of the parts for it. Right now it's not being used, put the heater and in/out from the Fluval in there. I like how there back is not cluttered with tubing or a heater. I wonder if I need some type of filtration inside the tank?
Not a big selection at the local Petco, 3 anubias and the rest the clerk had no idea and neither did I. But they looked healthy and all plants were on sale 50% off so I bought them. The one on the left I believe is a sword of some type, the two with long leaves I need some help with.
Here is the tank 5 days after the initial fill with Prime and adding a large bottle of Safe Start. Ph 7.4 Ammonia 1.0, nitrite 0, nitrate 10. I bought a Kh/Gh kit, water was 5 Kh/ 11 Gh which I believe is medium-hard.
I was not fond of my lighting choice, too bright, blue Actinic LED's overpowering and cannot be turned off. The light to my knowledge cannot be dimmed. Decided to return this light and continue search for different lighting. Oh well, live and learn, the learning part is getting expensive.
Closer look at the two tall plants behind the rock I cannot ID.