This will soon become an index post!
Original info from 2009:
I just moved apartments and have set up my 75g anew. Here's the old tank in its prime:
It's essentially the same setup as before hardware-wise, but all new plants and fish. I'm going for a 'classic' aquarium with a jungly feel to it using big plants (crypts and apons) and angelfish. Low-maintenance yet high-light. Plants will inevitably change - mostly pulling sps. that don't get the look I want - as I've never worked with most of these plant species. I'm pretty excited about it, so I thought I'd post my first tank thread in forever.
Tank: AGA 75g with Black Pine Stand
Light: 48" Catalina 4x54w (2x6700k, 1x10000k, 1x12000k)
Filtration: Rena XP3, Rena XP1
Heater: Hydor 300 In-Line
CO2: GLA Reg, 15# Steel Cylinder, Fabco NV-22 needle valve, Elite Mini Diffuser
Substrate: ADA Amazonia I
Hardscape: Cedar Driftwood
Barclaya Longifolia 'Red'
C. crispatula ‘balansae’
C. wendtii ‘green’, ‘brown’, ‘bronze’, ‘florida sunset’
Echinodorus angustifolias 'vesuvius'
E. tennellus ‘micro’
Hygrophila corymbosa ‘angustifolia’
Nymphaea lotus 'Zenkeri'
Polygonum sp. ‘Sao Paulo’
8x Pterophyllum scalare (Angelfish) - Black, Zebra, and Marble
2x Cleithracara maronii (Keyhole Cichlid)
20x Gymnocorymbus ternetzi (Black Skirt Tetra)
8x Otocinclus sp. (Otto catfish)
1x Ancistrus cirrhosus (Albino Bristlenose Pleco)
Pics coming 'soon'!