I am taking the plunge again, and trying to grow something green that isn't algae. I have a long family history of killing plants, so I am saying a little prayer that I can keep this one alive. I picked up some Anacharis for Merlot's tank for now. The tank lighting isn't the best, but I'm banking on the natural daylight in the room supplementing that. His tank happens to be in an area that has the capability of receiving alot of natural daylight, if I allow it to. I also picked up some plant food, though I am forgetting at the moment which one that was. And I thought I'd add, just because I found it amusing...It wasn't an hour later when I already discovered a pond snail zooming around. Now, I generally don't mind the snails at all, as I feed all my fish lightly and the snails population (I've got ramshorns in the 20g) is low enough for me not to bother trying to get rid of them. I also find them interesting. So actually, I was rather happy that I saw this one. But unfortunately...Merlot decided it looked tasty, so every time this poor snail tried to make it up the glass, Merlot promptly ate it..and then spit it out. This happened multiple times until he creeped away on the bottom. So I doubt this little snail will survive the abuse!