1 i think you got a really good deal $ wise on the stuff you got.
2 i think the yellow is from the dw...i used miracle-gro for my 56G and didn't have half as much coloration as your earlier pics indicated.
Thanks, I think its an awesome deal to! I know that the drift wood definitely contributed, but the potting mix was turning it a tea color within a day (before the drift wood was even added) ... the last two pictures with the drift wood, one was taken RIGHT after I put the drift wood in, and then the orange-brown one was taken approx. 12 hours later! Both are definitely contributing to the discoloration, but I think with the help of the people here I'm going to be able to get rid of the funky colored water much sooner than originally anticipated
3. i like the shape of the dw
4. i think cherries would be fine with the livestock you're thinking, but i think cherries are much too small for a 75G, personally.
i get my 75G on wednesday...hope the light is as nice as yours
I found it at a reptile expo right as I was about to leave. I think its gorgeous and really adds to the tank
Not sure if the placement is going to stay the way it is, but time will tell.
Good to know about the cherries... I look at my tank and I know its considered a larger tank and I see people that stock them with 7 and sometimes more discus fish and I think the tank is too small lol. I never thought of the cherry shrimp being too small for the tank. I guess its a possibility!
Good luck with your tank, I'll look out for pictures of it! And, I bought the light on mine from Ebay for $65CAD (i think it was like $59US) + free shipping... I love it, it may prove to be too much light, but again, time will tell, I have a few quick fixes for that up my sleeve thanks to this forum to