I finally talked my bosses into letting me set up another display tank at my work, a sweet 40 breeder tank this time . The plan for this one is to keep it fairly low maintenance with easy plants that we sell at the store.
Light - Coralife 36" 96W CF fixture, 6700K
Filter - Marineland C-220 canister
CO2 - 10lb tank
Regulator - High purity dual-stage Victor/Milwaukee hybrid
Heater - Rena Smartheater 150W
Substrate - Topsoil, capped with Eco-Complete
Jfrank85 and I put together a pretty sick hardscape, if I do say so myself
Thanks everyone! A couple pieces of the wood are wanting to float, so they're being held down by rocks at the moment. I'm hoping to get some of the plants in the tank tomorrow if it's a slow day at work.
I'm working on a deal with my distributor so I can get plants directly from FAN like I used to do. If that works out, I'll be getting lots of Microsorum and Anubias in the next couple weeks for this thing
Initial planting is done and the first few fish are added. 5 Nannostomus beckfordi and 5 Otocinclus. The rock on top of the driftwood is only there until the the wood decides to finally sink on it's own.
Nannostomus beckfordi. Not my best pic, but the ambient lighting kinda sucks, so I had to go with a high ISO and low shutter speed.
This tank fully cycled in a whopping 6 days. Believe it