Talk me out of or into a tall aquarium
Here's my big idea. I'd like a tall tank, at the very least a 45, ideally a 65 (or whatever the gallonage is on those things) that I'd like to do in kind of an Amazon style without the actual black water. In other words, dark bottom with leaf litter and wood chunks, lots of tangled wood leaning vertically, with plants at the top near the lighting.
Co2 - No.
Excel - Yes.
Heat - No. House stays warm enough.
Lighting - Low but full spectrum.
Filtration - Some type of cannister.
Fauna - After cycling will add shrimps and some type of tetra probably. Maybe Diamonds or black neons.
Plants - Floaters along with something attached to wood at top near lighting. Big batch of wisteria? Anubias?
Goal - Low-tech Amazonian look with a messy natural appearance.
What do you all think??