Juwel Rio 125 with mature filter, 2x 24 watts T8 (one Daylight, one Triton +) Livestock - 6 Bleeding Heart Tetras (4 socolofi, 2 Erythrostigma) 7 Blue Emperors + 1 Purple Emperor, 2 Amano Shrimp, 2 Bronze Corys - currently in the 2ft, plants need to settle in and root properly. The deed is done and my tank has now been planted up fish were in after about 2 hours and are fine 1" of Levingtons John Innes No1 - aired out for 24 hours and turned regularly. 1 1/2" of Cat Litter soaked for a week to remove excess hardness - will be writing about this on substrate forum. Managed to save 3/4 of the tank water and loads of mulm from under the old substrate which I then put into the new soil + substrate. Most of the plants had been living in the tank, the rest had been in there for about 3 weeks in their pots waiting and growing. Couldn't plant more than every inch as it was disturbing the plants already in the substrate. Plants in substrate:- Vallis, twisted and nana Large leaved Hygro, Small leaved Hygro - red veined Echinodorus - like osiris but not mottled, new leaves dark red, older green with red veins. Echinodorus - can't remember but short growing rounded leaves, Crypts Wentii Crypts Parvula Lilaeopsis Mayaca - not sure which one Limnophila Aromatica (I hope, was given it at MA as it was melting in the pot but the tops are fine and rooting, just waiting to find out if the leaf-form changes to less 'firm') On bogwood :- Java Fern, Java Moss Do I need to fertilise from the outset? or do I wait a while. I want to keep this tank 'low tech' and not add CO2 but want enough growth to keep algae at bay Some photos - will take another one later to show how clear the water is at 24hrs Waiting for me to get started - note the vile black and multi gravel! 1 Hour after rescape, can't see the large leaved Hygro yet - It's behind the bogwood and needs to grow! 2 Hours later and the fish are in.