Well I am the lucky owner of this setup that has never actually been used
It was purchased by a good friend of mine, and now he's selling it to me
It's from Greenleafaquariums.com--- a rimless, 36X8X9.
Of course, the 2X39 T5HO is RIDICULOUS light overkill. I may actually pop out the T5 guts and retrofit the fixture with a heatsink and some LEDs, I figure 12 cool white Cree XPG's or XM-L's over this will look quite nice.
I may also suspend the light instead of using the legs. I could do that to reduce the intensity.
PLAN: Lots of plants, lots of red cherry shrimp. As they grow larger, they'll be placed in my 70g "cube" tank (not set up yet either).
Substrate---- I may use Flourite but honestly I may just toss in some pool filter sand or even pea gravel.
Plants--- Originally I planned on this being a low-light tank, but when that T5 became part of the package, suddenly it became a "nasty overkill high light" tank.
I want to avoid CO2 just because I want the tank parameters as stable as possible. I may just put in some fast growing chain swords or saggitaria, some driftwood, and let the algae grow however it wants.
Fish-- only otocinclus. Can't have anything eating the shrimp.