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Something bigger - 42 gallon project

Finally planning to get a Bigger Tank, 42 Gallon will be a nice upgrade from my current 10 & 5 Gallon Nano Tanks.
Currently just planning the tank but would really appreciate any suggestions and input.

LOW TECH TANK WITH LOW - MEDIUM LIGHT

Tank: Approximately 42 Gallon 36x15x18 inchs

Filter: AAqua One Nautilus 800 (800L/hr)

Lighting:UP-Aqua Pro LED Light Z Series 90cm

Accessories
Lilly Pipes
Glass ADA Thermometer
Aqua-one Heater

Substrate:Pisces Natural - Iron Sand and Pool filter sand

Fish:
5 x Albino Cories
5 x Peppered Cories
6 x Neon Dwarf Rainbow Fish
1 x Albino Bristle Nose Catfish
10 x Rummy Nose Tetras
7 x Columbia Tetras / Congo Tetras / Flame Tetras or another small fish
Maybe some Red Cherry Shrimp as I have a exploding population in my 5 Gallon Shrimp Tank

Plants:
HM - Pearlweed
Java Fern - Normal and windlov
Anubias Nana, Nana petite and some other one im not sure of the name of,
Dwarf Sword Ech. Tropica
Ech Frilly
Hygrophila
Rotala Rotundifolia
A medium sized crpyt and small crpyt not sure of the name as they were sold as assorted,
Dwarf Blyxa
Taiwan moss
Frogbit

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Blue Planet 91cm x 38 x 41 tank
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Filter arrived today, so excited eveything is coming together. Will be ordering the light this Thursday along with a couple plants.
Almost finished the custom cabinet, spent the last weekend building it with my Dad it is a solid recycled hardwood cabinet so it is heavy and will never get damaged by water.

I have also decided that to prevent some serious MTS that I will be tearing down my 10 Gallon tank (as all the fish are moving to this one anyway) and setting it up for my Mother as it will be to much to maintain 3 tanks atm.

10 gallon low tech jungle
5 gallon low tech shrimp tank
6 gallon low/high tech Aquascape
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The Stand, still needs doors, the rim on the top for the syrofoam to sit in and a coat of varnish. Did not take a picture of the filter but I am extremely happy with it came full of great quality medium and was extremely simple to put together. Hoping to have the stand finsihed this weekend and next week and start scaping the tank at the end of next week as I have two weeks off starting next monday (could not have planned it better).
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5 gallon low tech shrimp tank
6 gallon low/high tech Aquascape
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Have ordered my Light and a couple plants to start the process, hoping to have the tank scaped by the end of next week.

10 gallon low tech jungle
5 gallon low tech shrimp tank
6 gallon low/high tech Aquascape
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