Well All The time finally came for me to scape my first tank at the gold fish bowl so thought I would start a journal to document its progress. So here goes!!! I wont bore you all with the build up other than to say all Iâ€™ve had to do is chose the plants and Barry has done the rest. They cleaned out the tank and laid the substrate, put the filter on and set up the CO2 ready for my arrival on Thursday. So after work down I went to set too and plant the tank. Pretty much the ideal way of doing it, all the fun of having a planted tank but none if the water changes! I also had the pick of all the plants in the shop, which is several hundered to make up for the ones Dennerle didn't send, like a kid in a sweet shop I can tell you! Quick tank specs Tank â€“ Rena aqualife 120x50x70 (LxWxH) approx 350lt / 75UKg (90 USg) Lighting â€“ 2x30w 2x38w all Arcadia freshwater (you know me a the freshwater tube!) Filter â€“ Rena xp3 1350lph Co2 â€“ pressurised via ladder, but I think I might change to a pair if ceramic diffusers as itâ€™s a big tank for a ladder. Weâ€™ll see. Ferts â€“ not sure as yet, thatâ€™s really up to Barry, but I think itâ€™ll need a decent trace fert, perhaps 2 or 3 times a week. Seachem flourish or similar. Water changes will be 50/50 Ro and tap probably once a week. Substrate â€“ mix of Dennerle DeponitMix and tetraplant, capped with lime free, black gravel. The gravel is perfect size. Plants Some of the plants were out of stock at Dennerle and they sent a few incorrect things, but that wasnâ€™t the end of the world. Hereâ€™s what I used Alternanthera reineckii â€˜redâ€™ Bolbitis heudelotii Crytocoryne balansae Crytocoryne parva Echinadorus parv. â€˜Tropicaâ€™ Hygrophila polysperma â€˜sunsetâ€™ Cryptocoryne wendtii â€™MiOyaâ€™ Cryptocoryne wendtii Bacopa caroliniana Hydrocotyle verticillata Rotala wallichii Also used but not from Dennerle were Cabomba furcata Vesicularia dubyana Nymphaea lotus var. rubra I have to say I was particularly impressed with the quality of the Bolbitis, balansae, parva, Echinadorus parv. â€˜Tropicaâ€™ and the H.poly â€˜sunsetâ€™ all of which were in superb health and with excellent root growth. On a par with tropica if not better in some cases. I will definitely be using the Bolbitis in my own tanks. Right, well thatâ€™s pretty much it, apart from to say that it took the best past of 4 half hours to sort and separate the plants and to plant them all! Here are the pics, itâ€™s a tricky tank to photograph due to the tanks next to it, but hopefully you can see it OK. Empty tank Full from the left Full from the right Left Centre left Centre right Right Close of some of the plants Any comments good or bad are always welcome. Sam PS â€“ I need ideas for the second rena tank, if anyone finds any photos of interesting scapes for lower light tanks please post them Iâ€™m thinking of a centre piece of redmoor wood, with lots of Bolbitis and anubias, then a lawn of ET. Or maybe redmoor wood either end, same plants but a path of silver sand or similar down the middle.