Okay, my other thread ended up with a few extra posts, etc.... and I wasn't getting much response so I decided it would be best to start a new thread.
I'm all ears for advice as I want this tank to be perfect. I'm starting from the beginning, but also know I'm on a tight budget at the moment.
1.) I picked up the tank of our local Craigslist for $200 w/ the Stand and Canopy. I know very little about Sumps (just from what I have read here so far) so decided not to use a sump at this time.
2.) This is after I got the tank inside. I chose Play sand as I have had much better luck with it in the past and I believe the Flourite was a large cause of some of my Algae problems in the 46G after I did some research. Yes, I failed to rinse the playsand (I was being lazy) so it was pretty cloudy. I installed the bulkheads and put plugs in them. Unfortunately I didn't use plumbers tape so I later installed 6" PVC in the bottom with Ball Valves (which sealed them well). I also added a few plants from the 46 Gallon.
3.) This picture was taken on the second day, with no filteration in yet as my Ehiem hadn't arrived.
4.) This picture was taken on the second day after I had installed the Ehiem, moved over most of the plants from the 46G, and created my "Ghetto internal filter" from the Overflows. The Ghetto filters consist of an ViaAqua 1300 Pump on the bottom of the overflows with PVC running up and over and into the tank. Currently I'm looking for my drill to create spraybars. (Put the drill up because I couldn't find the battery. Now I found the battery and can't find the drill).
5.) These were taken on Day 3, as you can see the tank is almost completely clear (it is clear now) and all the fish/plants were moved.
6.) This last picture is the Pipe coming into the tank from the ViaAqua set in the Overflows.
Now, I'm ready for the critiques, etc... I have the canopy, just no "Retrofit" lighting. I've thought about purchasing an AHSupply 1x96W Kit and 3 Reflectors. I was hoping to have a 4x96W Jebo CF Lighting that the person who I purchased the aquarium from thinks he has, but as of yet I have yet to hear if he has found it in his storage unit.
Any advice, criticism, critiques, are welcome. Co2 is now in the tank by a "Airstone" until my Reactor arrives from Rex, along with this I have ferts coming.
125 Gallon AGA w/ Overflows
Filtration: Ehiem 2026 Filter, Dual "Ghetto" Overflow Internal Filters
Lighting: 1x96W Current USA CF - 2x96W Generic CF
Co2: Pressurized Co2 - Rex Grigg Regulator, SMS 122, and Rex Grigg Reactor.
Plants: Pogostemon yatabeanus, Foxtail, Bacopa, Egeria najas, Anubius, E. 'Ozelot Red', Ranalisma rostrata, Hornwort, Rotala Indica, Ludwigia Repens, Vals, Cabomba, Lilly, MoneyWort