I've been lurking since March-ish?
I started a 10 gallon planted tank, with 5 red cherry shrimp, a piece of mopani with java fern growing on it, some java moss, dwarf hairgrass, a marimo moss ball and some bladder snails that snuck in with my plants.
It's since been upgraded to a 20 gallon when I managed to fix a pesky sealing problem with it. (Resealing the whole thing, letting it cure, cycling) I use a play-sand substrate and keep the temp around 74ish (Lowering it just a bit for my moss, I had it sitting on the higher side of 70 for a while and it went yellowish and I read on here it's because the water was too warm) I dose with 1ml fertilizer / 1ml CO2 twice a week with flourish/flourish excel on Tuesday/Saturday (The java fern was going getting black spots and melting, since dosing its turned a darker green and the black is receding on the leafs that were less covered) and I do 20% water changes every Tuesday. Since the I started the tank the original population of 5 (3 female, 2 male) has been bumped up by at least 20ish after 2 of them carried their eggs full term!
(Hard to count them all still, they've barely got any color yet)
Anyways, I just figured since today was a water change day, and I was adding some new things to the tank, I'd start one of these journals.
(The new residents are the crab and the assassin snail ^^ )