I've got so many aquascapes planned, but before I dive straight in at the deep end I want to make sure I've got the simple side of things sorted - how to grow plants properly and the like. So I thought I'd set up this simple little tank just to get things started. I want to get a nice aquascape out of it, but that will come in time. I'm ultimately considering this my first actual aquascape, because all of the others have failed for one reason or another. I'm determined to stick with this one and get it right (with the help of you guys of course )! That's what I've got so far. A 35l tank, 50cm long, 1.5WPG T8, AquaSoil Malaya, Bright Sand, TGM graded gravel and a couple of small mini landscape rocks. I want this tank to have a 'river' feel. I'm using saintly's ''opti-white take 2'' as a basis and inspiration for this tank, that's the sort of thing I want to achieve. I'm thinking mainly Crypts, haven't decided which ones but Parva is a definate. I would like to get a bit of Vallis in there (probably 'mini twister' because it's such a small tank), maybe some Ferns and Bolbitis, a little bit of moss and a few stems. I will decide on stocking later, but I would love to get some Dwarf Cories in this one. I also want to use this tank as an opportunity to improve on my photography skills. That's the plan. The main thing I'm looking for advice on is the planting, but all comments are appreciated.