Hi, I thought I'd start a journal so that I can benefit from all your experience and skills. This is my first proper tank so be kind! 1st off the specs: 180L Juwel rio standard internal filter 2 x 45W T5 lamps No fert, CO2 or any upgrading yet but the plan is to get some reflectors, get an external filter and powerhead, start EI dosing and get a pressurised CO2 system going. These are all limited to funds so I'll get them when I can get good deals/ somebody wants to buy me presents. Stocking: 7 Trichogaster trichopterus 4 gold 3 opaline, 3 SAE, 1 clown plec and 9 guppies. I will add a shoal of Paracheirodon axelrodi and maybe some Otocinclus affinis Pretty heavily stocked for a planted tank I think, but I'm hoping I can get it to work. I'm going for a hybrid between my favourite parts of Japanese style (use of hardscape, structure) and Jungle (stem plants, bushy, lush). OK I admit it, I'm making it up as I go along. Here is a pic so far sorry about the quality I've only got a point-and-shoot. I think I've settled on a layout for now. I'm pretty sure all the uprooting is responsible for 50% of my algae with no CO2 and poor flow the other. I am sadly cursed with BBA but I've got some EasyCarbo to start spot dosing until I can do more about it. http://www.flickr.com/photos/39917316@N04/3684963088/?eOrig=3684941718 Comments, criticism and general guidance more than welcome.