@byron: I swear I read the stickies. Dx I thought that you wanted an iron suppliment to put int he soil near the swords and such since they are heavy root feeders... If you think it would be better not to, then I will not do that.
By stemmed plants you mean the crypts? I should probably reduce that down to 2 and get rid of 2.
Would 5 or so saggitarius be ok? Since they reproduce quickly?
@angel: Ok, I'll probably go with just those 3 then. Honestly I was buying a variety because they are cheap, and since I'm new to this I'm expecting I'm going to end up killing some of them..... =x And I want to avoid ordering in the future so I don't have to pay another shipping charge. Shipping kills online shopping. :/ I already bought the test kit from walmart.com. The shipping was only 97 cents so that was a good deal. :] The filter I am going to buy is the 300 and my friend bought me a egift card just enough to pay for that (giving him my best buy gift card in exchange for the walmart etc gift cards.) Soo I'll probably check petsmart later and see if I can find a good fertilizer. Also the shipping for the filter is 9$, but I'm sure I'd have to spend a fortune to get free shipping. 20$ for a filter is not that bad though... I spent like 35$ on this HOB filter.
@everything: Still curious about the light. I know you said that its the right one but maybe I have a defective bulb? Is it supposed to be this dull looking? I noticed the other one is more red/blue/purplish. This one has a more green/red tint to it... Like dull office lighting. Guessing it's right but I just need some... more... assurance I guess. DX
Also I'm gonna read up on CO2 and stuff for planted aquariums so I might have questions later on.
Thanks for dealing with me everyone... I know I've asked a lot of stupid questions and stuff so I apologize. ><
I'll narrow down my plant list a bit later and post it! I'm cleaning the house right now for some moneyy. :) Just came on for a sec.
Edit: @byron: You replied while I was typing. That red plant is very beautiful! :D If that's what it's gonna look like I'll be really happy with it.