With my 30th birthday next week I figure the title is apt My Rio 180 has been a holding tank for quite a few plants which I've been gathering over the last few months. I'd been planning something kind of low light, and cypty! I had a mini epithany one night (ooerr!) and I think it's turned out relatively close! Anyway, after some weeks of pestering Dan came over on Saturday to help me do this tank. I was hoping John could make it too, but he had bigger fish to fry (so to speak). The tank was stripped down and all plants put into buckets/spare tanks (anything I could find that would hold water!) All water syphoned out and detritus etc and generally a bit of a scrub of the glass etc. We left the substrate in situe as it has Tropica substrate underneath. After playing with hardscape we got something we both liked and then the planting started. I experimented with the superglue technique for attaching the anubias and bolbitus to the redmoor. I think I might have gone a bit over the top with it though. Some tidy up later I think. One issue is one of the bits of readmoor needs some more soaking, so it's weighted down with a small lump of seiryu stone. Annnnyway, heres some pics Specs: Rio 180 Standard Rio 2x30w T8 lights 2x Tetratec EX1200 Recycled Tropica substrate caped with Unipac Zambezi sand and some random graded gravel from various sources Pressurised CO2 via diffuser Plants are various crypts including Parva, wendtii, balansae, Affinis and some others I'm not so sure about. All sourced from forum members. Also Eleocharis Acicularis lightly planted on the right side where it's quite open. I just want to say thanks again to big Dan for his help and guidance on this one!