Thanks to a bad case of MTS and Petco's dollar per gallon sale last month, I have 2 new 40 Breeder tanks. I have begun putting the 1st one together.
So far I have the tank, stand, substrate, some hardscape material and a filter.
I have some work to do in this room (note the drywall compound on the wall next to the tank) so it'll be a couple of weeks or more before I get everything together and get the tank filled. I am really trying to be patient and get everything started right with this set up.
I have ordered the medium tech plus solution from Pfertz, which includes Root Tabs, Nitrogen and Micros. I'll be dosing Excel as well. I don't plan on using CO2 outside of the Excel.
Equipment already on hand
Aqueon 40 Breeder (36x18x15)
Fluval 206 (Pushing the limits, but I had it before the tank, open to an upgrade if the inline heater will significantly reduce the flow)
FloraMax substrate to 3 inches
Hydor inline heater
Koralia Nano 240
Catalina Aquarium 36" 2 X 39w T5 HO (Timers on each bulb, alternating from one bulb to the next in the morning and evening, both bulbs together for an hour in the middle of the day)
One pair of Bolivian Rams
Small Shoal of Congo Tetras
I have played with the hardscape and this is what I have come up with:
Looking for opinions and any advice for the setup.