My 125g conversion from SW to FW, still cycling, with cloudy water and all.
Lighting: Main tank, 4 x 65W PC. Refugium, 18W CFL.
Filtration: 40g covered sump with DIY wet/dry filter, Mag12 return pump, and plant refugium
Hardscape: Main tank, 175 lbs of play sand, Mopani driftwood, Sandstone rock and river pebbles. Refugium, 1 bag of Flourite.
Plants: Echinodorus amazonicus, Echinodorus tenellus, Vallisneria spiralis, Limnobium laevigatum, Pistia stratiotes
Planned tank inhabitants: 15 - 20 Corydoras paleatus, 6 Otocinclus sp., 2 Chaetostoma Thomasi, 25 - 30 Paracheirodon axelrodi, and 5 juvenile Pterophyllum scalare (to try for a breeding pair).
Plans are to run this as a low light/semi-low tech tank, with no CO2 injection, and fertilizing with root tabs and liquid fertilizers administered through a Litermeter III dosing pump. Water topoff will also be provided by the LM III.
Comments, corrections and suggestions are welcome...