I started a 10 gallon tank about 3 months ago, telling myself, and my wife (who has said you already have to many tanks so no more fish) that this tank would be a Nano tank. After cycling the tank. I started planting. but I first had to figure the scape. On the right side I placed a very nice piece of red lava rock which sticks up about half way up the tank and takes up a corner by the filter. On the left side I used a piece of driftwood root that is in the left corner standing on an angle from the bottom to the top of the tank. I planted 3 bunches of Chinese Ivy across the back and mixed in 2 bunches of red ludwigia and Brazilian penny wort. I placed two swords in mid ground around the front of the Lava rock and driftwood and planted an anubias baiteri in the foreground. I stated having trouble keeping the PH at 7.0 because of the heavy planting and driftwood and finally had to be satisfied with a PH of 6.8. The tank was done. looks very natural and very nice. (I told my wife) and then I started adding fish. (oh the looks I got ) 2 dwarf gouramis, one dwarf panda cory, one zebra loach one dwarf pleco, and 5 head and tail light golden tetra. The only problem I really had after all was done was with snails (bladder snails that came in on one or tow of the plants. ( the reason for the Loach, I don't have any problem now, all the snails are gone.) I crowded the tank a little but with everything that is in there the tank thrives and my water conditions are PH 6.8, ammonia 0 PPM, nitrites 0 PPM, nitrates 0 PPM. Water changes are done at 30% once a week and filter change is done once every two weeks. The tank is healthy and the fish are getting along just fine.