Update! Tank tank time.
got bored of the 60P's dimensions. I wanted something similar to a 60F to play with BUT I wanted to fill the whole footprint of the stand. Shopped around and ended up asking forum member newbieplanter for his acrylic expertise. Tank is on leak test now. Will pick up the tank tomorrow and get started! Super super thick pieces of plastic!
Measurements are --- 23.5x15x9. This gives me a bit more depth to play with and 2" more height I need to clear my Stainless lily skimmer. And a few more gallons of h20.
6/3/14: ordered 2 bags of Mr Aqua Shrimp Sand from Aquaful in MA. Anthony has generous + tremendous knowledge! DO BUSINESS WITH HIM!
I ordered 2 bags as I want the substrate height to be in proportion to the height of the tank. Will probably try to play with rocks. No sure with scape yet, all I want is a crazy nice DHG/microsword mixed carpet and miniAR. Maybe keep a small version of my red wendii crypt. will probably need the tank here to start messing with the scape. I want some Ohko stone.. can't find any atm.
I won't be stocking the tank with much fish. Will keep my 2 tetras and 2 juve endlers in there until they disappear or I rehome them in my other tanks. Will be a shrimp tank with a school of pygmy cories and maybe a few oto for cleaning crew. I still have to move the surviving amano/peppermint/rili/orange sunkist/lime green shrimps from the 60P, there arn't many. Will stock a new colony of shrimp once I figure out what won't inter-breed.
Will probably have to lower the hanger for the lights as well
Tank: 60F bulked on protein (no roids) 23.5x15x9 acrylic ~13.7 gallons
Filtration: eheim 2215 + stainless lily pipes with skimmer intake + 240 nano wavemaker if needed
Lighting: Ray2 and Planted+ Combo on ramp up timer
Substrate: 2x Mr Aqua shrimp sand
CO2: Injected Azoo reg + bubble counter + inline atomizer
will be taking advice/suggestions on scape etc after I clean up the 60P and get the 60F-wannabe in house.