That is going to be such a fun project! Can't wait to see it. How about some details on the design of the tank, I think I see plumbing in place?
Looking forward to seeing how this goes miself.
I'll use a sump for filtering. Plumbing is not inbuilt, I've found inbuilts being a bit hard to maintain…
I tried an Eheim 1250 pump for circulation, but upgraded to an Aquamedic OR 2500. That seems to give enough flow for the scape.
You can see the try-out plumbing in the FTS. The outlet is divided into three:
Up left is a spray bar to keep the left side of the rock wall wet. Right from that is the main outlet for the waterfall.
Down below the waterline on the right bottom corner is another spray bar for keeping the water moving better in the water section.
All the outlets will be covered and unseen when I finish adjusting the balance.
I'm not sure about the lighting, yet. I'm tempted to try a 150 w metal halide.
It's either that or a 3 x 54 w T5.
I adjusted the water level up a couple of inches, wood looks cooler when it penetrates the surface a bit further down…
Thanks for looking!