thanks for the encouraging words
i was actually into planted tanks b4 i found this gem of a forum but i've definitely learned mountains from reading the posts here.
the tank is 10 gallons theres 72 watts total, 2 36watt bright kits from ah supply, 2 gatorade bottle yeast generators, hagen ladder with a discard-a-stone and a bell, duetto dj-50 internal filter, eco-complete, dry macros(greg watson) and liquid micros(seachem) and excel. i just recently switched to dry micros so we'll see how that works out. i think i might end up useing a combination of both. the two 36 watt lamps arent on at the same time for very long. they are on two different timers and only overlap for about 3 hours.
right now theres like 9 ottos, 7 C. japonias and like a billion trumpet snails along with the 15 neons and 5 phantom tetras. plants are cryptocoryne wenditi, glossostigma elatinoides, hemanithus micranthemoides, ludwgia arcuata, riccia flutains, hydrocotyl something, limnophilia aromatica and algae