Lights - I swapped out the fake Chinese Aquasky for a standard T5 fixture (two 24w T5s on individual timers), suspended about a foot above the tank (algae problems solved).
Substrate - ADA Power Sand base and ADA Amazonia Aqua Soil on top, with additives including Bacter 100, Clear Super, Penac P, Penac W, Tourmaline BC. Colorado decorative sand in front.
Plants: Back: Amazon Sword (Echinodorus amazonicus). Eelgrass (Vallisneria spiralis or possibly Vallisneria americana "Mini Twister") Middle: Hygrophila corymbosa 'Siamensis' (not 100% sure) and some Ludwigia SP. Spikey Moss doing well on the driftwood. Front: Pygmy Chain Sword (Echinodorus tenellus) - on the right and Red Tiger Lotus on the left (Nymphaea lotus)