Well, are you happy with the 2 x 54w on your 55g? My 90g is only 8"(I think) taller @ 24". Anyway, I have a thread in the lighting section as I'm going to be getting T-5 Teks, but I'm just trying to decide whether to get the retrofit and build or buy a canopy to put it in, or buy the fixture and cable ties to hand it from the ceiling...http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/li...questions.html
I like the second idea best, but not sure how strong it would be, etc. as our ceiling is basically textured sheetrock w/ that "popcorn" crap. I'll need to find a stud I guess. I had a real joy of a time doing that when I installed our garage door opener (sarcasm).
Sunday, I went to Aqua Forest after the SBAAPS meet (first time for both) and I was impressed. Immediately upon walking in, I was floored with the nice tank set ups and the variety of plant and fish species(moreso the plants). I stuck to what I was there to buy --- Aquasoil, powersand and hardscape material(wood or rock).
I ended up getting five 9L bags of ADA Aquasoil "Amazonia", one 2L bag of Powersand - S and four pretty nice pieces of ADA 'old black wood'...would have bought another piece or two, but its pricey stuff. Well worth it though, as it doesn't need to be boiled and it looks real nice. The guys at AquaForest were top notch in their treating of customers
They got a dolly and carted everything out to the car. I didn't have to carry anything. They also threw in an ADA calendar and the ADA catalog ($22 total value). I was pleased.
Next week I'm off work and will be draining the 90g, taking all the fish to the LFS for trade-in(bichir, silver dollars, firemouth, severum, etc) and working on the electrical and mechanical workings of this new set up. I'll get the hardscape layed out and maybe, if the lights come in, I'll get it planted...or at least ready. Here are some pics of the goodies from AF: