Wow. It's been a while.
My boss asked me to set up a tank in the lobby of our offices to "warm the place up a bit and give it some life..."
He wanted a big tank with lots of schooling fish. Right up my alley.
We decided on a 75 gallon - the biggest I've worked with so far. I'm pretty stoked to say the least.
Still in the process of setting everything up and I've got no pictures yet, but I figured I'd start with the obligatory equipment list and set the stage, so to speak.
75 gallon Marineland tank
All-Glass brand black cabinet stand (no time to custom fabricate my own)
Eheim 2217 - both filters have the Eheim "Installation Kit" in/out
2X Hydor 200W inline heaters
Cerges reactor (or Atomic inline...)
10# CO2 tank w/ JBJ reg
48" 2x54W T5HO Catalina fixture (more on this later...)
8 bags of Flourite Black
Black static cling window film background
The plan I have is to plant mostly grass-type plants. Tufts of hairgrass, E tennellus micro and sagitaria subluata in the foreground, longer eleocharis and taller, reedy looking crypts in the back. A few rosette crypts here and there and some anubias sp. as well. *Mostly* low maintenance layout.
I'm waiting on a nice big manzy branch from Mr Barr, and I've got some nicely dimpled rocks to support the branch and fill out the tank.
Probably a BIG school of neons, rummy nose and penguin tetras. Some corys Amanos and Otos too.
(I'll fill in more details later. Typing this out on an iPhone has officially become tedious