I'll be happy to unless I totally give up... I'm not a quitter though, so I plan on hangin' in there. Tonight I bought a water test kit at Petco... decided I'd try it out on one of my Betta temp tanks. Broke a test tube trying to get the top off and cut my finger! Sheeesh! I have zero aquarium experience and am a bit OCD.
I know if anyone were to ask me right now for any tips I would suggest ONE
5.5 gallon (at least a filter will fit!), 1" - 1.25" dirt, 3/4" cap. 1
bunch of Cabomba, 1
bunch Ludwigia Repens, 1
bunch Hygrophila deformis, 1
bronze cryptocoryne, 3
3 chain sword, 1
Dwarf Red Lily, some duckweed, some frogbit, 10 red cherry shrimp, and try to get some MTS from your LFS (mine sells a dozen for a $1.) Not the 3 bunches of this, 3 bunches of that, etc., etc., etc! LOL I have some beautiful asst' red Amazon swords... they're gorgeous, but they are huge... I had no idea!!!
Well, anyway I hope to get the 5.5 planted tomorrow. If I'm successful I may even post some pics!