Thanks for the kind words, this is my first planted tank but definitely not my last. Way too much fun.
kfryman - The wood came right out of a pond near my home. Chopped it up to fit and boiled the whole of it for a few hours.
LittleBettaFish - They are the stock fluval lights. Each is 13 watts. A single light could support low-tech plants like anubias / anacharnis / crypts / mosses. To grow the fancy stuff you definitely want 2.
tromboneplaya - You can! Just make sure you have the right equipment (enough light, specialty substrate) and then the right balance of food for the plants (Carbon / NPK).
I'll post some more updates in a week or two once the tank has filled in some more
A 12 gallon MrAqua tank would be brilliant to scape in. I've got the Do!aqua 60 and 45cm tanks and they offer a lot of scaping opportunities. Always wanted to do a wabi kusa style set-up in one.
Just curious, what kind of CO2 are you running on this? I didn't even notice you had any until I saw the drop checker.
Those Do!aqua's are beautiful tanks. Also, I was just looking at wabi kusa styled tanks and fantasizing about creating one as well. When I was a kid I had so many sticks in jars with moss and bugs...I didn't know we could still do this as adults until recently - and it's so much more awesome.