Looking wonderful! I'm wondering where you procured your stand from? I've had a 40 sitting around for a few years now that I haven't found a stand for!
The stand is an Aquatic Fundamentals stand. It is a 50/65 gal stand, and has the exact same dimensions as the 40b. Good stand, very nice quality too.
Sorry for being late posting back lol its been a crazy few weeks.
Time for a small update. I have no full tank shots at the moment. Things are pretty overgrown and not shaped well at the moment (water change night is tomorrow)
The rainbows are doing great.
The bigger bows spend the day swimming in the flow along the front of the tank and waiting for me to feed them. of course in the morning it turns into a jousting arena as the males try to woo the girls into the plants lol.
My nigrans are EVERYWHERE!!! most active bows I have had. they continue to grow, and are developing some very nice coloring. my dominant male gets a bit of red in his fins now, along with the aqua/blue coloring in his body. he likes to hang with the big males as they search the hair grass for something to eat. the sub-dominant male spends his days chilling with the girls (smart little guy)
my male bosmani is the shyest fish in the tank. He goes and hides behind the wood when someone gets near the tank he does not recognize. all you see is either a blue head, or orange tail poking out from the plants.
out of the 6 fry I found in my Q-tank three remain
two look like they may be nigrans, not 100% sure though, they are growing quick which leads me to believe that more and more. The only other species it may be is Bosmani, and they grow painfully slow.
Well here are a few pics, I will try to get a FTS tomorrow after the trim and change.
Check out my Flora journal too, I did a massive re-scape on that one too. both tanks now look completely different than each other. the 40b is bright and colorful, and the flora is darker, woody and more river looking.