Another update. I have planted what plants I have available. Unknown hairgrass that I'm going to try and trim to get a carpet of grass. Not sure if it's going to work. If not I'll buy some dwarf hairgrass to put in place of it. Behind that I have juncus repens. Then lobelia cardinalis behind and to the right. Very back is narrow leaf ludwigia.on the left front we hydrocotyle japan, another unknown plant to the left and right of the tree trunk. Juncus repens behind that.more ludwigia in the back. Monday I should get in some AR mini and some Cuphea anagalloidea. The Cuphea will fill the empty spot where the pump is. The AR will go in front of the tree trunk. I'll probably go get alittle more juncus and hairgrass this weekend to fill everything in a bit more. Also tomorrow I will start adding moss to the tree. Not posting how I'm going to do it but I saw a guy use cut up sponges with moss glued to the sponge. Gave a nice full look to the canopy even for the moss not being grown in yet.I put in a pump that move 300 l/h. Just to have some water movement until I get a filter for it. Tomorrow I will stop by Lowe's and Walmart to pick up some 23w or 26w cfl bulbs. Right now I have a 24" flourescent unknown wattage, 45w cfl that's kind of old, and a 15w led bulb in the right corner. I'm sure that's way to much light but its only temporary.would like your thoughts on this setup so far. Any changes to make? Will 2 23w or 26w 6500k full spectrum cfl's be to much for this tank? Can anyone recommend a good filter that is not noticable? Don't want to use any hob filter and had been thinking about getting some type of eheim canister filter. If not I may go with just a powerhead with a diy pre-sponge filter. Please give me some feedback even if it's "hey your tank is crap".
Last edited by somewhatshocked; 10-26-2015 at 07:25 PM.