Alright, this tank has now been set up for about one month. Everything is nicely rooted and growing out of control, as expected.
3 40watt t-8 bulbs, two in a standard shoplight and one in a standard flourescent strip.
24x14x14" Planted sump. I am running an overflow box and a mag 7 return pump. The mech. filtration is a sponge on the overflow and a section of 4" pvc tube stuffed with filter floss stuck on the end of the overflow hose. Bioballs and wet/dry drip plate have been removed. Water level stays at about 10". It is planted with java moss, java ferns and salvinia.
1" mineralized topsoil capped with about 2" pool filter sand. 2" Shultz aquatic soil in sump.
Jungle val, salvinia natans, tiger lotus?, spadderdock lily, hygrophila polysperma?, random un-ID'd plants.
Italian val, java fern, java moss, anubias nana, a random crypt, dwarf sag.
9x Lemon tetra, 4x platy, 3x swamp darter, 3x cory, 2x albino white cloud.
Let me know what you think!