We wanted to have the tank up for the 8th floor loft party, an event my apartment building has on each floor once per year where residents can open their lofts to share with their neighbors. So the last few weeks were stressful, but it came together. As of these pictures, the tank had water in it for only 24hrs, but it looks good and the fish are doing well. After some time, the water will clear up.
The plants are from several stores in Austin, TX where we were the weekend before for the Maker Faire. I took the opportunity to check out the local fish stores in the area and found a bunch of plants I haven't seen at my local stores. With any luck, I can grow them out and sell them to my LFS so they will be available here in Dallas.