Here are a few pics of my 40G breeder I recently setup complete with DIY stand and lighting.
40G breeder (36"x18"x16.5")
156watts of NO lighting via 3 double bulb shop lights :
3 Phillips Daylight Deluxe T-12 (48")
3 Sylvania Gro Lux T-12 (48")
50lbs Quikret Tube Sand
13lbs leftover *well processed* Flourite
Painted black background
As you can see the water is still cloudy. One possible reason for this is a bacterial bloom. Another plausible reason could be the Fluval 1+ I'm running for filtration. I haven't decided on the filter I am going to settle on for this tank.
Fauna consists of 10 Cherry Barbs, 4 Ottos, and an SAE. All transferred from my old 10G. I am considering adding a small schooling fish such as Cardinal Tetras.
I need more plants and the ones I have need to fill in. Finding plants around here is an excercise in futility. In a few weeks I may attempt mail order but until it warms up a bit I'll have to sit on what I have.
Plant placement is not final of course and suggestions are more than welcome.
BTW: One reason why the first picture doesn't seem as cloudy as the second is due to the fact that I shot the picture downward into the tank as opposed to upward as in the second picture.