Description: 55 tall acrylic tank, red fluorite substrate, Penguin Biowheel 350 filter, spiderwood. Tank has been up and running for about 9 months. No CO2, just plants and fish, plus Excel and API Leaf Zone for nutrition. Lighting is a Fluval Plant 3.0 and I swear by it. It's the second one I've had, and it grows plants very well.
Advice: Read everything you can get your hands on and ask questions of experienced fish keepers. Keep lots of plants to eat up fish waste...it helps keep algae growth down.