Hi i set up a rio 180 a couple of months ago with plastic plants never knowing i would come across a site like this (thanks London Dragon) and now have been completely bitten by the bug!! Im forever on this forum and would like to show my teardown and build up of my new set up. I already have fish in my tank and have to now go about transferring the old gravel and adding ADA A/S with nile sand (open foreground or path) with my newly aquired rock from TGM (thanks Jim and Mark), have also received my jbl co2 kit. I am planning on going dry fertz route as it is much cheaper than the TPN+. Stuff has been ordered from AE. Thanks to anyone who has been helping/advising me on this site, Clive, Ed Steely, LD anyone else also who replied to my threads. Its a great place for info and the articles are really informative. Im not doing the change for about a week as i have to choose plants, would love any advice on this also. Im going for the nature style aquarium look and probably will be adding some driftwood. Thats about it just now keep it locked!!