Hi, I just bought a nice 30g long rimless glass tank. I am just looking for opinions on different products for a low tech tank. I am planning on housing Cichlids9(4-8 depending on size), Kuhli plecos(4), and Sharks(4). Any suggested cleaners? I heard ghost shrimp are great but i'm not sure if they would be very compatable with what I want to buy, I was also looking for more of a red colored cleaner (so I can actually see them lol). Should I go with snails too? I really like the look of Assassins and what they do, I have them in my 10g and they work really well.
Right now i'm looking at:
Aquaclear 50 HOB (any suggetion on media?)
150w Heater, What brand is suggested?
DIY LEDs (so if anyone wants to help me out that would be great)
Pool filter sand (substrate)
Plants (what would be a good choice for a LT tank?)
And a black silk backing for my tank to give it a rich feel
Any suggestions on foods for the fish and plants and other necessary items I left out?
For the DIY LED's I believe it would be uneccessary to use Cree LED's right? And I already have the circuit and how im going to mount them all drawn up. I just need to be pointed in a direction of a good LED that would keep my plants alive. I would prefer eBay links since I will be making a giant LED order for underdash and seat LED's for my car and tank moonlight.
I am also considering buying some wood and making a custom canopy for the tank so I have more room for my LEDs.
All help and comments are appreciated. Thanks in advance.