Whats up guys,
This could easily ( and probably will ) turn into a long read, so first things first, please forgive me if this gets long.
So I have a 200 Gallon, 8'L x 20"W x 24"T acrylic aquarium, that I am going through the plannings stages of setting up. I'm thinking its going to be a high tech, med-high light tank. Im thinking about doing it VERY similarly to James Findly's "
", because i love the way it looks and I dont have a very good imagination, so I will be following his scape pretty closely.
In an effort to keep this short ill just break down each spec for each aspect, and your input and thoughts on each would be great. When you give your input, please know that im just a 22 year old that works part time at Best Buy, so each aspect of the tank needs to be as " bang for your buck " as possible.
200 Gallon 8' acrylic aquarium
ill need probably 150-180lbs of it, have no idea what to use tho.
2x Odyssea 48" quad T5HO 6500K
i have a scrap 90 gallon that i could easily turn into a sump, but think i would rather go with a really good canister filter, one with a built in heater and all that, this area i dont mind spending the extra dough.
The carpet plant would be dwarf hair grass. Other plants would be S. Repens, Blyxa Japonica and some others
Co2 Reactor, at first paint ball tanks but will probably later move on to a proper Co2 tank
A grip of neon tetra, Ottos, dwarf gourami, chocolate gourami, amano shrimp
Treated RO/DI to keep things perfect
Any input on any of these points would be awesome!