I had a 20 tall set up for about 3 years. It had its ups and downs from one time it looked like a jungle to when my timer stopped working while I was on vacation and the tank was empty when I came back. But after those 3 years, my stand decided that it was time to be retired.
Long story short, I decided to take advantage of petcos $1 a gallon sale and bought a 20 long, a nice new stand to go with it, and a new light.
I'm currently using an aqua clear hob filter, but my uncle has a fluval 205 I believe that I can have and all it needs is a new O ring.
As for my light, I decided to upgrade to a planted+ 24/7 and all I have used is 24/7 mode. I am in love with this light.
I am also using diy c02, dosing excel daily, and 2 ml of flourish on Mondays and thursdays.
I know everybody is ready for a picture, so here it is.
Right now the tank is currently housing 2 Amano shrimp and 2 nerite snails.
As for plants, it currently has:
Pitiful looking java moss
Crypt wendtii (not entirely sure, I just know they'really both crypts)
Ludwigia repent (I believe, I don't remember)
The ludwigia is just clippings from another tank so it's looking kind of thin.
I am going today to look for a new hardscape. I feel as if the tank is kind of bare. The right side looks great to me, but the left is boring. Any feedback and comments are much appreciated..