This is my first real planted tank aside from tampering in tiny tanks to learn the ropes. The tank is 48"x15"x15" with 1/2" thick glass. The rest of the specs are as follows:
Filter: Eheim 2028
Lighting: TEK 2x54w T5HO 6500k
Heater: Hydor 200w inline
Substrate: ADA Amazonia II (32L)
Hardscape: Zebra Rock (~80lbs)
CO2: 5lb canister w/ JBJ Regulator and 1.37" diffuser at 3 bps
Flora: HC with Glossotigma as a accent around large rock periphery. The back wall has Dwarf MicroSword.
The tank has two mounds where the angular rocks jut outward. The left is a bit higher. The middle of the tank is the low point, as well as the front of the tank. It creates a sort of river delta or valley. The front substrate is about 2" deep and the rear is at about 3.5"-4" deep, although the angle of the photos don't really do it justice.
I will plan to add livestock VERY soon as the cycling is nearing its end...
**The stems are not going to be in there long term. Nor is the second CO2 diffuser on the back wall; they are just placed for assistance until the 20 gallon rimless goes active. I also have 17mm lily pipes and clear tubing just waiting for me to put them on...