I am generally a reef junkie, but after seeing some of the Amano style tanks, I just had to give it a try.
This tank is a 60"X18"X21" glass tank that up until a few days ago was a planted salt water tank. I was never really happy with it so I decided to break it down, and give freshwater planted a try.
It is drilled in the back left corner with a 1.5" drain. It drains to a 29 gallon sump with filter floss and carbon in it. I plan on adding a fluidized sand filter, UV, and a CO2 system.
Lighting consists of 4 X 96 watt power compacts (6700K).
Heating is a 300 watt heater in the sump.
Cooling is via 2 X 3" fans mounted inside the canopy.
Substrate is 100 g of Pure Laterite, 40 lbs of Eco Complete substrate, 40 lbs of gravel, and 30 lbs of pea gravel (small size).
I have two pieces of Mopani driftwood, and one resin (fake) driftwood piece.
Fish so far are 4 silver hatchets, 10 Von Rio Tetras, and a clown loach. I plan to add a few cory cats, a pleco (maybe a gold nugget), and 4 or 5 discus.
I have 40 plants coming from on online plant seller. They should be here tomorrow.
Here is what the tank looks like so far.