This is my journal for my 40 gallon breeder. This tank has been up over a year as of 01/01/2013.
EHEIM Professional 3 2075 canister filter (uses the media that came with it)
Hydor 300 watt inline filter (set to 78*F)
4 x 39T5HO lighting (2xGiesenmann Aquaflora & 2xGiesenmann Midday on 8 hours a day)
~80lbs of Eco-Complete
AquariumPlants Electronic CO2 Regulator w/ 5# aluminum tank (comes on 30 minutes prior to lights and is at 4 or 5 BPS)
Red Sea CO2 Reactor 500
6x Columbian Tetra
8x Galaxy Rasboras
3x True SAE
6 or so Nerite snails
Dwarf Baby Tears (Hemianthus callitrichoides)
Anubias barteri v. ‘Coffeefolia’
Anubias barteri v. ‘Nana’
Dwarf Sag which seems to have reverted to a full size
3 types of moss that I can not recall right now.
Future plans - I salvaged some HC out of my moss after I removed it, some stray HC bits found a home in the moss and started to grow. The HC has established itself into a few nice clumps and I will be dividing those clumps to fill in the bottom right corner more quickly.
I need to prune my crypts in middle - there is actually a piece of drift wood behind that massive clump. I also want to remove the Sag on the right side and replace it with an undetermined stem plant, possibly the Ludwigia if I can get it to grow healthy. The vals are a weed, they grow so quickly and thickly. I thin them regularly but it is getting tiresome and they are invasive with their runners.
I want to put more emphasis on the rocks in the bottom right corner which have moss attached to them, I think the bright green HC will contrast nicely against the black rocks and dark green moss.
Well that is all for now.