Guess I should update this ! ! !
It's been a while since I updated this thread, so here we go!!! I've gone ahead and tore down the tank, removed all of the old substrate from the tank, and started with all new flourite and floramax.
On Wednesday I'll be picking up a new SunSun 302 canister filter, and a 36" Current Satellite+ LED fixture for the tank. I'm currently using an Odyssea CFS-500 canister filter for the tank, and it's just way too much water movement for what I want. I ordered 20 Indian Almond Leaves, and plan to redo the entire tank as an Amazon Blackwater Biotope planted tank.
Also this Wednesday I'll be ordering a Green Element 48" EVO 6500k LED lighting system for the tank, I'll be picking up some window tint in order to dim the EVO LED system, and the Satellite+ system will be used for early morning sunrise, and late evening dawn lighting. The 302 canister filter will calm the water flow down, but I'll be adding another 302 to the tank in Oct. along with a co2 regulator then I'll pick a 10lb co2 cylinder in Nov.
I'll be hitting the local river for a driftwood hunt, see what I can find that
ll look good in the tank. So I'll be updating this thread a bit more often as the tank transcends in a Amazon Blackwater Biotope!!!!