To those that have been reading and commenting, thank you for taking the time, its appreciated. Being on this forum, has helped, and I enjoy looking at other peoples tanks and getting ideas.
Now as promised heres some details about my tank. I have 2.5 gal aqueon mini bow. Its a perfect fit for the desk I have in my bedroom (which is the size of a cubicle lol). I use the filter it comes with, and have a hydor 7.5w heater. I have been using it for about 2 years and have no complaints. It keep my tank at 80, even though now with the aqueon 50/50 florescent light it goes up between 82-85 degrees F.
Water levels (as of today I started using the master test, prior I was using strips)
High Range pH: 7.4
Ammonia: 0.25ppm (i think its lower cause of the shade it had, so as of now Navi is in a QT until tomorrow when I can check it again)
As of February 2015 I have have planted natural live plants. I have some tiny java fern, anubias(not sure what kind), and pygmy swords. I also have 2 marimo balls. I had red root floaters, but they didn't survive.
I was using API root tabs, but just switched to seachem flourish. I started using it today.
My tank has gravel, but I'm considering placing soil just not 100% which to buy.
As for decor, Navi has a mesh tube that I purchased from someone on this forum, and a leaf hammock, that I removed the metal wire from. A friend of mine gave me an acrylic neon green tube to use as a plant weight. I tested it in water and no color has faded, but Im still debating if I want to place it in the tank.
I'm interested in getting more plants, willing to try floaters again, and maybe a snail or 2. But for now baby steps, starting with the transition to soil.
So those are the basics of my tank. I would like to eventually get at least a 10gal but space at this moment is limited, so my 2.5gal is doing fine.