Sorry fo the IG link, I'm not sure the best way to post in the forums yet. Thanks everyone for the advice I've gotten here. I'm a lot less nervouse about my little tank. This is a first month update. Tank is fully cycled and fish have found there social structure. I've removed the snails I had, they were terrorizing my plant stalks. Tank currently holds 2 Cory cats, 5 tiger barbs and 1 mystery yellow fish named banana(nanners by my wife) striper by the store. I think he's a type of molly but I really don't know. The aquarium is tanin heavy because I choose a tough wood piece as my first. I hope to do a 60 - 100 gallon aquascape next when finances allow and use this tank as my breeder. Plants are growing well and a few of the stalk type have produced clones. Can't wait to also start producing plants. Thanks again and best of luck to everyone.