Ok folks, I now have most of this tank set up, so I figured it would be a good time to start a journal.
Here are the vitals:
58 Gallon Oceanic tank
Eheim 2238 Ecco filter w/outflow kit
200 Watt Marineland Visi-Therm heater
75 lbs Seachem fluorite
Red Jasper stone
The tank has been up for two weeks and is mostly cycled, ammonia is at 0, nitrite is at 1 ppm and decreasing.
Aponogeton spp. unknown
There's one super balloon molly in there who has done an amazing job of cleaning up all the new plants. There are also tons of pond and Malaysian Trumpet snails.
I'm looking for some suggestions on what fish to put in this tank... I want a nicely balanced mix of top/mid/bottom dwelling fish.
I'll be adding CO2 as soon as my reactor and needle valve get here.
Now for photos:
Here is the tank when it was just filled. It's hardly even cloudy considering I didn't wash the fluorite... filled very carefully!
The apono was the first plant I put in there after sprouting the bulb in my 10G.
The pond snails found their new home to be a very romantic setting.
Full tank shot
Full tank, different angle
The super fat molly