I got my XP2 in yesterday, set it up (easiest part of building this tank!) and got my plants in. I've been floating an old filter from my other tank in the water and the cycle is near finished already...
Speaking of the filter... wow. I don't know where people get off saying it's loud at all! Whisper quiet, VERY easy to set up, awesome construction quality... I could go on. My only regret is that I didn't order the XP3 for 10 bucks more
I can see how having that extra basket helps in filtration.
It's all set up minus some more Water Sprite and Alternanthera reinekii I've yet to stick in but it's looking beautiful!
I'm borrowing my 96w CF light from my other tank for now... don't really have med-high light plants in that one anyways!
Sadly, I can't get my camera phone to transfer my photos over
We'll have to wait till my buddy brings his Rebel XT over.