Here's my work in progress, Marineland Extra High 120 Dimensions 60" x 18" x 26" High
Low Tech, Root Tabs from Planted Aquarium Fertilizer. (Which are due to be replenished.) Pool Filter Sand substrate;
Alternanthera reineckii; Ammannia gracilis; Anubias barteri var. nana; Anubias barteri var. nana 'Petite'; Aponogeton sp. unknow; Bacopa caroliniana (Lemon Bacopa); Bacopa monnieri (Moneywort); (Water Sprite); Ceratopteris thalictroides (Water Sprite); Cryptocoryne species unknown ~ Possibly C. wendtii; Cryptocoryne wendtii ‘Green Gecko’; Cryptocoryne spiralis; Cyperus helferi; Echinodorus argentinensis or Possibly E. uruguayensis ~ Labeled with both names! (Argentine Sword); Hemianthus micranthemoides (Pearl Grass); Heteranthera zosterifolia (Star Grass); Hydrocotyle leucocephala (Brazilian Pennywort); Hygrophila corymbosa stricta ‘Kompacta’; Hygrophila corymbosa 'Angustifolia'; Hygrophila difformis (Water Wisteria); Hygrophila polysperma 'Rosanervig'; Lilaeopsis brasiliensis (Micro Sword); *Ludwigia repens (Broadleaf Ludwigia); Marsilea sp. (Four Leaf Clover); Microsorum pteropus (Java Fern); Nymphaea stellata rubra (Dwarf Red Lily); Rotala rotundifolia (a.k.a. Rotala Indica); Sagittaria subulata; Taxiphyllum sp. ’Peacock Moss’
7 Discus (3 Blue Turks; 3 Red Turks; 1 Blue Diamond)
3 SAE, 1 Otto; 2 Ammano Shrimp; Dwindling schools of Cardinals (5) and Rasboras (5)
Sun Sun 304 B (525 gph model with UV) I don't run the UV except occasionally after water changes and then I noticed the Discus acting funny... coincidence? maybe..
2 - 300 watt heaters (although 1 Hydor Theo was keeping the tank just fine)
Still using my Odyssea 48" Quad with timer from my old 55 gallon. Only 3 bulbs work, the moonlights burnt out the first time I ran them and the replacements did the same, so I added 4 True Lumen Blue Moonlights on a timer.
On the Odyssea, I run 2 of the 3 bulbs from 10 am to 7 pm with a noon burst from the 3rd. I am using 1 Wave Point 6500K (Tropical Wave) & 1 Wave Point Color Wave (formally Red Wave) http://www.wave-point.com/images/LampMain2_enlarge.jpg
The noon burst is from a Flora Sun 5000K bulb.
I also run some Hidden LEDs from Marineland on a timer. An hour before and after the Odyssea runs. This is just to extend my viewing period as the LEDs are fish only strength.
I have found it very hard to get pictures with the pool filter sand substrate. I finally got a decent camera and here are my first shots at playing with the semi manual settings.