I think you having limited time for it might be a good think, it will slow the process down so you can enjoy it and have time to think about decisions. I like the idea of the substrate dividers, very nice. I have to say, you don't have this tank going yet and I am a little envious of you. My 75 is just sitting up stairs on the floor awaiting a stand and all the fixin's. I look forward to seeing your tank take shape, subscribed.
30 gallon breeder glass lid
Eheim Ecco Pro Easy 60 External Canister Filter Up to 60 US Gallons Aqueon quiet flow 30 filter Up to 30-45 US gallons 24" strip light with a plant and aquarium bulb
Marineland LED Single Bright Light 400 lumens Fish:1 Farlowella 12 harlequin rasboras 6 kuhli loaches 10 danios assorted (long fin, Glo, etc) 1 rainbow shark Plants:Java
moss, Christmas moss, Anubis