I took down the 20 gal tiger barb tank I had going and decided to get it going in the 30 gal (36x12x17) that I had sitting around empty. My attempt is something of a lowland stream in SE Asia. It's still a bit cloudy, but here is a pic so far: http://community.webshots.com/photo/...13191872wypAtO
The large rocks have to hold the wood down since it isn't waterlogged. I plan to add a few more small-medium to vary the substrate a bit, and also to add to the cobble look (which isn't evident in the pic).
My inspiration is from these pics of similar streams in Thailand and Singapore:
I would like to stock this with primarly crypts (C. albida are in the above pictures). I would like to bunch them in the rear left corner, then have some taper down and to the right. The substrate is composed of sand from the river. I've never attempted crypts before--what would work best for keeping them in here? Jobe's plant spikes? Any tips would be appreciated.