So after getting TONS of help from various members on the forums, I finally get my tank set up. All that's left to do for now is get suction cups to mount the heater on the back wall. The tank is 2.5 gal, in case you're wondering.
From left to right (first pic) is a fake plant, a water wisteria, and a "tropical fern plant". Because the plants float I stuck the roots of the wisteria under the skull decoration and the tropical fern's roots were more in a slug shape so I stuck them in the opening at the top of the barrel decoration. Will having the plants like this kill them? I couldn't get them to stay using just the glass stones in there. I do have some black gravel, but I switched to glass stones because the gravel was a pain to take out and clean. Would you really recommend going back to gravel so I can put the plants in the substrate?
The second pic shows my light setup. It's just a 13W daylight CFL in a spotlight-type holder, with a piece of paper to it's not too bright in my room. Does that look like a good height to you, seeings as it's 13W for a 2.5gal tank? And how long should I set the timer for to be on each day?
Please post any comments or suggestion you have, and thanks for looking!
(Sorry for the large picture sizes! I'm not sure how to shrink them)