OK so here are a few more specs about what I am doing.The tank is a 25 tall. It will be pretty heavily planted with rotala rotundifolia, Blyxa Japonica, Java Mos, Java Fern, and more to come later. It will be lit by a 62W compact florescent security light 6500K bulb. No co2 and no ferts (after fish are added). Local Tap water is pretty hard and pH 7.6 to 7.8. I plan on using a sponge filter run by a 106 gph power head for filtration. The tank will ultimately hold a breeding colony of endlers, RCS, and nerites. I will probably not run a heater, room temp between 72 and 78 I am trying to keep it as low tech as possible.
Dog fish - I checked out your toxic ten. awesome! way to push the limits. and thanks for the advice.