Okay so it's been a couple months and I think things are finally coming together. Here's the latest look: Aquarium March 2013 - YouTube
-Eliminated all the "man made" decor and added two pieces of driftwood.
-Added a DIY CO2
Generator that seems to be doing a great job.
-Switched to a rather bright light (I know you want the specs, but I'm not certain off hand.)
-Switched to an aquaclear 70 filter. It is rather oversized for my 29gallon tank so I keep the water level high enough to ensure there isn't too much water movement.
-Sold a bunch of my fish to the LFS
-Lost several fish to a fungal infection (that sucked but I learned a lot)
-My plants are growing steadily
-My chemical levels are maintaining with weekly PWCs.
I've just turned my light timer way down after discovering some fuzzy gray/black algae growing on my plants. (I had the lights on for over 13 hours a day) I'm also cutting back on adding plant food. IF that doesn't take care of it, I'll consider adding something else to fight the algae. Still reading on that topic.
Anyways, here's what I've got in the tank at the moment, and everyone seems happy as far as I can tell:
Three angel fish
Three Mollies (a dalmation, a male swordtail and a female swordtail who may be preggers...)
Three cory cats
Two dwarf frogs
and a few snails. We had several baby snails for a while, some have grown and been donated to my kids' school. Some have been found after meeting their demise in the filter.
I moved one of the corys to my betta's tank and also added a shrimp to the same tank (three ish gallons?) One of these days I'll take a video of that one.
I'm still very much the rookie, but I am really starting to enjoy this hobby!
Bring on the criticism, advice, etc....