I'm upgrading my 40b to a 75. Found a good deal on the tank and just decided to do it.
Top to bottom:
Lights: 2x Diamond Workshop lights (2x T8 each)
Substrate: Dolomite (very soft water) and Laterite on the bottom glass. MGOPS mid layer. Capped with Eco complete.
Stand: Wrought Iron (or steel)
Filtration: 2x fluval 206 + powerhead for water circulation
During the last two days I've been pondering my hardscape. I've put a white "river" of course sand snaking through the black substrate. I also have some zebra rock that I will be putting in there to provide nice black/white contrast between the white and black substrates.
This is what I have so far on the left side. Right side I haven't pondered yet. I should probably think about the tank as a whole, but just getting half of it looking good is hard.
Let me know what you guys think so far. The white rag is to keep some Anubias wet that is attached to driftwood. I will be using what I have in the 40b and 20H on hand for flora. I think i'll use Ricca and tie it down to the white driftwood to make mini trees. We'll see. I wish there was more depth. Oh well :/
-Ludwigia var cuba
-Some Stau. Repens
-Hydrocotyle "small" (japan, I don't know)
-Blxya (still recovering from being sent. Can't use for 4-6 weeks)
-Synogonanthus belem (recovering)
-Eriocaulon Parkeri (recovering)