I have decided to return to planted tanks after concentrating on my apisto tank for the past 6+ months. I visited a old friend a couple of weeks back and whilst there noticed in his beautiful 4ft planted tank a group or Dario dario (Scarlet Badis) and immediate fell back in love with this fish, which I had previously kept over a year ago. I had a small tank around 45L, which I thought would be ideal for setting up a little breeding tank for them. But since decided against this and go for a planted scape, with the Dario and some other gentle fish. The tank measures 45cm x 30 x 35, I will be using pressurised co2, lighting will be via one possibly two 36w compact T5 6500k units, the substrate used is from dupla topped with 3-6mm gravel. I shall also be fertilising via EI but will be very wary in dosing KNO3 as the Darios are very susceptible to high nitrate levels, I lost half my original group of Darios with my first not too successful attempt at EI a year a so back. So here is the initial hardscaping I think this is as good as it could get with the rocks i have. I have no current planting sceme at the moment, all i do know is it isn't going to be a Iwagumi. I'm currently thinking of HC or glosso between the rocks and sand with some stems, Rotalas etc behind. The fish used other than the Darios are likely to be either microrasbora (nice and original) or some pencilfish. Any opinions will be happily taken on board.