Solid start.....what plants and fish you thinking off?
Also, that's a TON of light, I'm only using 4 and of the 4 I only have 2 on full time and 2 on for a noon burst....then again I'm also not as high off the top.
Only other suggestion I'd have is maybe getting an air pump or something for better circulation, cause idk what kind of flow you'll get with just the two spraybars. I know my ehiems where not super flowtastic.
First thank you for the feedback.
Someone once told me go big or go home
. The reason for the high light, I do plan to run CO2, but the way I had the retrofit configured, I don't have to run all 5 bulbs. I have it setup that I can run 3 or 2. I plan to only run 3, and see how that goes. Also since the canopy is an odd size, I did not want to deal with having not enough light long term. This is a tank I plan to have for several years.
As for spray bar, I was not sure if I should go with that or just use what comes with the filters. I already made two custom spray bars. One for the back of the tank, and other for the right side of the tank.
I was going to have one canister, the one for the back spray bar setup for my CO2 reactor.
The second canister I was going to have that spray bar on the right side of the tank, that would be setup with my inline heater and UV.
Not on the list, but I do have 2 Hydor Koralia Evolution 550 to add if needed. Do you think I should use those? Any idea where I would put them?
I agree about the rocks, but that all I have of those type of rocks. They are Seiryu Stones, what I have is about 20 lbs, they were rather expensive. Think if I order anymore, wife might throw rocks at me. I am open to suggestions to stack more on top of each and have less in a certain area? I will tell you the rocks around the smaller driftwood are helping to keep it from falling over.
As for fish, I am thinking of the following, though not 100% sure.
Corry Cats (not sure type)
As for plants, I am working on a list, but I really don't know. Here type of been looking at so far, but trying to narrow it down. Again not buying all these, just types I like, and then I was going to try and narrow it down.
Amazon Sword Compacta
Broad Leaf Chain Sword
Tiger Lotus Green
Tiger Lotus Red
Red Rubin Sword
Sword Radican Marble Queen