Thinking about bringing this tank back to life soon.... Saw a really awesome fissidens scape, would like to try that with some UG for a look similar to this; Bought some of the fluval plant stratum in hopes it will be a good alternative to aquasoil. I have a 96 Watt power compact but im thinking about custom lighting more so, I wanna go all out on this tank since its the only one ill be able to have for a while.
As For fish, thinking about a few checkerboard cichlids; by lfs got them in recently and I've been eyeing them ever since. And depending on there aggressiveness, some cpds and or bororas... I've been wanting those for quite a while. I've been searching for a nice hardscape, looking at manzanita branches, etc..
I'm torn as to what to do co2 wise. I hate dropping the money on an expensive system but I'm tired of hasting with the mess/proper preparation of DIY co2.
I've got some big hopes for this, we''ll see how it takes off.