Well this is my tank. Let me tell you a little about it. The lights are 3 150 watt HQI MH. I am using the ADA Amanoa 8000k bulbs. The end 2 lights are on for 10 hrs. while the middle comes on for 2 hours at high noon. Substrate is Aquasoil Amazonia II which threw out a lot of ammonia in the first 6 weeks but has settled down now. White sand in front.CO2 injection. Amazon swords only. Temp 84 degrees F.
Filtration: Eheim Pro 3 and a Eheim Pro II. I really debated going with a drilled tank and in hindsight I am kicking myself. I live in an apartment in NYC and would not like having this tank shut down because of a leak on the neighbors. I have kept reef tanks here with complex plumbing and never had a problem but always worried. Right now it seems to work. I am thinking about a way to cover up the pipes. Tom Barr suggested a X-mas Moss wall on the back. Great idea. I will have to look into it.
I have 7 Jack Wattley Discus (red variants) 4-5". There were 8 but one jumped out, sadly. I also have 30 amano shrimps, 30 cardinals (will get more), 6 panda cories (will get more), one hillstream loach, 3 ottos (will get more).
Water Changes---50 percent 1Xweek.
Additives: ADA Iron bottom long and multi plants sticks.
My photography skills are very novice. I apologize in advance. Any thoughts appreciated.
Oh and check out the infertile discus eggs!