Very nice work. I would like to know if you plan on doing something about the fixture power wire? As it stands it distracts from this gorgeous set up. My advice, from experience, I have hung a few lights and one of the options is to run the power wire UP to where you are hanging it from and then have an extension cord going up one of the poles through the backside. This way it isn't as distracting. You can also go straight back to the pole but since you are sitting side view of the tank it will still be distracting. This isn't too say that it looks ugly as it stands, by no means, it is just that something so simple as tucking and hiding sets of set up like this. TFS and great build.
Hello. Took some quick update pics today after adding some fish. At the moment all the fish are somewhat test dummies but they seem to be doing great since they are eating.
8 Tiger Barbs
5 Buenos Aires Tetra (these are pretty large)
handful of random endlers
This is a very low maintenence tank with zero algae. I essentially just do 30% water change weekly and that's as far as the maintenance goes. No fertilization, no cleaning, no scraping etc. I do add co2 for the entire time that the light is on. The water still has a slight yellow tinge to it from the large amounts of driftwood...it's getting better though. Plants were not growing due to about 20-30 par so I decided to lower it a bit and now it's hovering around 35 par.
I am really enjoying this tank. It's literally a half hour conversation when someone walks into my place for the first time.
Terrible iphone photos (the tank looks great from all sides, pics are mainly from the front).