I picked up a 125g from my brothers friend who didn't want to move it for $50. Bought a new stand that the LFS had sitting in a back room for 3 years for $200.
Tank: 125g open top
Substrate: 70lbs MTS capped with 100lbs PFS
Filtration: CPR CS-102 HOB overflow (rated at 1200gph) to a 29g sump, 1350gph return pump.
Lighting: 72" T5HO 4x6500k
co2: GLA regulator with 10lb tank, grigg style reactor
Heat: 800watt titanium heater w/ rf1200 controller
red rubin sword
broad leaf sword
red tiger lotus
Hygrophila Corymbosa Kompakt
Narrow leaf ludwigia
Limnophila aromatica 'hippuroides'
staurogyne sp. purple
sadly I couldn't keep this alive
Ludwigia sp 'red'
a few others I don't know the name of
Bacopa salzmannii (aka sp. 'Araguaia')
MTS with sand border
capped with sand
crappy pic but it was full
not a guard dog
Updated pic of sump and how it is set up, also have the co2 hooked up and running with my reactor. Not sure how much I like the reactor atm, well see how it goes.
shot of mech and bio with ferts in front