Well after a few months of getting all the bits and bobs together and reading most of this forum I finally got the new tank set up this weekend. The specs are: Clearseal 48/15/18 210 litres 1x T5 54W Lumilux cool white 1x T5 54W skywhite 2x Fluval 205 external filters, all the plumbing has been replaced with Ehiem tubing etc. Hydor 300w external heater 27 litres of Aqua Soil Amazonia Bogwood and Redmoor JBL Pro Co2 Boyu external Co2 diffuser Flora: Anubis Nana Cabomba Caroliniana Didiplis Diandra Cryptocoryne Balansea Vallisneria nana Limnophilia Aromatica Weeping moss Creeping moss Sorry for the picture quality, the camera died a death at the hands of my 2 year old a couple of weeks ago... So the phone had to do. The hardscape... and the finished product... I was happy with that for about 24hrs and then decided that the sand had to go, and I could do a much better job of the planting... so tank take 2! Today has been the first day running the full light and Co2 cycle and everything seems to be working ok so far. I have one filter with the diffuser attached and running to a full length spraybar along the back of the tank. I also have a second spraybar form the other filter providing the output from the heater. I have the lights on for 8hrs, with the Co2 coming on about 2 hours earlier and shutting off 2 hours before the lights out. Bit I do have a few questions: I am getting a slight cloudiness to the water, is this down to the Amazonia? The leaves of the Crypts are starting to melt. I know this is common so should i cut them back to encourage the new growth or let nature take its course? I'm also starting to see a lot of melting on the Vallis, is this normal or do I have a problem? Again should I remove the offending leaves? At the moment I'm dosing with Tropica Nutrition +, but I'm unsure of the amounts and frequency I should be using any thoughts? Probablty the first of alot of questions over the coming weeks.