-36" Catalina 3x T5HO - I only use the middle bulb for a couple hours mid day
-Eheim 2217, two Koralia nanos - I would recommend a larger filter for this size tank
-10lb. CO2 cylinder, Concoa regulator, Burkert solenoid, Ideal metering valve, Cerges (whole house filter) reactor
-Hydor inline heater w/ Finnex controller
-Hygrophila sp. Araguaia
-Downoi (Pogostemon helferi)
-Ludwigia inclinata var. verticillata 'Cuba' - my nemesis
-Rotala Mexicana 'Goias'
-Malaysian trumpet snails
A little bit of almost every kind
Updated pic 3/6/15
I'm getting settled in after our cross-country move, so I figured I would get this tank rolling again.
Just a couple small changes in equipment: new stand (smaller rivet rack) and flip top legs for my light fixture. The movers managed to lose the corner posts to my old stand, so I picked up another inexpensive but strong rivet rack. I really like how the 40 is a perfect fit on this new rack. I may add wooden siding somewhere down the line to be a bit more stylish.
The new light fixture legs were necessary because the drywall is very thin in my new place. I didn't feel comfortable hanging the light using my previous method, even with toggle bolts. I wanted at least some of the convenience of my ratcheting pulley system from before so I went with the flip top.
Most of the plants made it, but my crypts (except parva) and mosses are really hurting. At least some of them seem to be making a comeback. I planted everything to just grow for now, I will eventually try to make it look good. Here's a pic from tonight:
I learned A LOT about this hobby with this tank, so I hope to improve.
Thanks for checking it out. I'll try to keep this thread updated.
Update October 2013