Keep it coming!
I have been reqading my butt off from these forums. I am getting a lot of good info. Everyone seems to be so knowledgable, not to mention, the key to this seems to be "learn from your experiences" So flourite is a pain to clean, duley noted, not to mention the good info about scratching... yuck!. I will search alternatives.
I already have Canon 30D EOS, as I do some semi-pro photography as is, so that part is covered.
The actinide bulbs are merely for asthestics, the metal halide were meant for the plants. I know I don't need the lunar lights either, but I like the way that look at night.
I already have the 50' python, 2 thermomethers, a 24" scraper, all of the pressure hoses and bells and whistles for the CO2, 2 timers, 2 WON PRO-HEAT IC HEATER 200W 11.75IN, and all of the nitrate, pH, kH, ammonia, etc, test indicators. My CO2 is pressurized and I have a bubble counter coming too.
My fauna will be extensive, as my late mom was a horticulturist, and the wiggly guys I plan on having will probably be the following, but subject to change as I get more info:
5 or 6 kuhlies or yoyos
11 panda cories
8-10 rummy nose tetra
and when your tank has been established for a couple of months, maybe 5+ ottos
add cherry shrimp
bumble bee shrimp