Thanks for the encouraging words. The tank has been up since Nov 2004. This was really my first planted tank so it's evolved a lot with trial and error and reading about what other folks are doing.
75g with compressed CO2
Fluval 204 and 304 for filtration.
Eco Complete substrate.
6*54w Tek Systems HO T5 lighing
11 blackskirt tetras
5 peppered corys
4 panda corys
cherry shrimp by the dozen
There's also 4 rummynose and a cardinal tetra that are hopefully going to a new home.
I've also moved a few plants around since I took that photo. I've been swapping out the broad leaf java fern for more ludwigia narrow leaf and moving out anubias for narrow leaf j. fern. You know how it is. Never satisfied
It's been about two months since I switched from 300w PC lighting to T5s, which give a very even spread of light. The plant growth has been more bushy and compact. I was a bit worried that the 6000k bulbs might look too yellow but I really like them. Got to admit though that the nnicest color blulbs I've tried were the GE 9325k.
Current plant stock is
ludwigia narrow leaf
anubias coffefolia & anubias petite
Dosing is EI. CO2 is misted in the tank using a ceramic stone under a powerhead that pumps the microbubbles around the tank. Lots of traces. I get the best results with CSM+B. I've tried TMG and Flourish but they never seem to work good for me. MY tapwater is also very calcium limited and I used to dose CaCl2 but recently switched to CaSO4. This has been a real turning point. I am beginning to believe that chloride can hinder plant growth.
I'll put up a pic of my reef later plus my other tanks.