Hey Guys Ok, I have a few minutes now so let me start the thread of my new build! Tank Dimensions: 1520mm L X 600mm W X 650mm H (12mm Opti white/starphire glass) Lighting: 2 X 150w MH pendants with 8000K bulbs. Currently I have lights on for 6hours a day only. CO2: - Pressurized. - Currently using an ISTA in-line diffuser - About 5bps On a timer, so it comes on 1 hour before the lights and off when lights go off. Aeration: 1 hour after CO2 via an airstone hidden behind the rock work. Substrate: Layered DIY. - Base: Prodac Pondo Vivo - On top of base: Carib-sea Floramax - Sprinkled with Osmocote - Top layer is 0-3mm Pool Filter Sand at 8cm in the front and 15cm at the back. - DIY clay balls Filtration: (currently) - 1 X Aqua-el Canister (Consists of 2 outlets and 2 inlets) - 1 X Eheim 2228 I will be adding another Eheim 2228 and removing the Aqua-el in the near future. Heating: - 1 X 200w in-line heater - 1 X 300w internal heater Flora: - Enchinodorus 'Vesuvius' - Enchinodorus 'Ozelot' Red - Cryptocoryne Balansae - Cryptocoryne Crispatula - Cryptocoryne wendtii 'tropica' - Cryptocoryne wendtii 'Mi Oya' - Cryptocoryne Usteriana - A few other Crypts I yet need to ID. - Aponogeton Boivinianus - Aponogeton Madagascariensis - Aponogeton Ulvaceaus - Aponogeton Crispus - Needle Java Fern - Windolov Fern - Java Moss - Blyxa Japonica - glosso Fauna: 6 X Discus 48 X Cardinal Tetra (Adults) 16 X Pristella Tetra (Adults) 6 X Emporer Tetra (Adults) 6 X Panda Corys 4 X Sterbai Cory's 3 X Algae Eaters 19 X Otto's Ok so there's all the fiddly stuff lets get onto the build! With this tank I wanted to try a different background. So I went out and bought some white window tint. With the MH's on the dark blue/green of the walls behind the tank shine through slightly which creates a pretty cool colour! Here is a pic of the tint when I put it on: I love wood and rocks and wanted to create something different taking into consideration the height of this tank, so I played around a bit and got this: I still want to add a few more branches; to branch out from the rock work to more in the centre of the tank - I will get to that in the near future! And so I sat planting my off for two days. I have over 400 teeny tiny pieces of glosso to plant! I seriously thought I was going to die! On day 3 I wasn't happy with the placement of all the bigger plants at the rear of the tank and decided to redo the whole thing. My husband thought I was crazy! Anyway, this is what I ended up with. I am NOT 100% happy with the plants and their positions or the scape actually!! But I think I need to be a bit patient and allow the plants to recover, settle and grow in a bit before I make any further changes. The entire left rear side of the tank has got the plants that will be growing enormous in future like the Aponogeton Ulvaceaus, which will grow to cover up the internal heater on the left. I had to cut down the plants hectically to remove dead or damaged leaves so everything looks so blooming short in this tank! Like I said PATIENCE! Anyway, any intelligent critique is welcome as are suggestions! I will post some more photos later today or tomorrow of the tank as of today.