Yesterday (June 13, 2020) I did a tank teardown and switched to a soil substrate after carefully reading The Ecology of The Planted Aquarium. I don't know how much money I've spent over the years on chemicals and gadgets. I have chased what seems to be the siren call of a flourishing planted...
tank 20g high used
filter aquaon - 20
heater hagen elite 75w
substrate - soil master select
fish - angelfish
light- marco gro light with 6,400k compact spiral bulb 25w =125w of fluorescent lighting.
this is how the tank looked before rescapping.
here is how looked cleaned up...