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Revamped Tank Plans: Going Hi-Tech

I hate all of you for sucking me into this ...but secretly, it is a subtle nod to myself, an ok to buy a bunch of new toys.

After extensive research and feedback, it appears that I will probably need much better gear than I have for what I want to achieve. While I am not broke, and can probably afford the equipment, I would still like to hunt for bargains and make this less painful.

Former Tank Plans:

Tank: 55 gallon
Filter: Emperor 400
Light: 110 W PC

New Tank Plans:

Tank: 55 gallon
Filter: Eheim ECCO 2236
CO2: Pressurized (still working out the specifics)
Light: 220 W DIY fixture using AH Supply retrofits
Ferts: Rex Grigg Dry Dosing
Substrate: SMS with whatever eco-complete I have left
Hardscape: Some rocks.
Foreground: Hemianthus Micranthemoides (carpet), Glossostigma Elatinoides (just a few highlights around the hardscape), Dwarf Hairgrass
Mid: Blyxa Japonica
Back: Rotala Indica, L Repens, L Aromatica
School of Cardinals (12ish)
Smaller School of Espei Rasboras (8ish)
2 Angelfish (I know, I know, I am willing to risk it and start with small ones)
RCS (Going to try to establish a breeding colony in the tank before Angels start picking them off)
Amanos (Found a good price, also taking a risk here)
Maybe a couple of SAE?
Feel free to pick this plan apart, because that's what I posted it for. My god, this is getting to be an expensive habit. Should have stayed with heroin...

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