Ok I know it's late 1:32am but I work in a hospital over night and got some time. So here it goes.
I have a 47g column tank set. So marineland tank with black silicone,glass top, wooden stand, and I upgraded the florescent tub to a marineland planted tank led light with built in timer. I love the tank with the black silicone makes such a big diffrence from the white silicone.
Only pic I have so far
I'm going for a planted community tank. My old build was a community tank but was filterless and I went with the cheapest stuff I could find. For substrate I used peat moss and safe-t-zorb which cost me $5 each. The safe t zorb is a all natural clay used for cleaning up oil and stuff in a garage. I used a knock off single bright led that each led was only like .78 watts each. This time around I wanted a Lil better equipment so here goes the run down of that.
Lighting marineland planted led light with built in timer. This is the newer model with 6500k white led and red green blue led pucks. It says it's equal to a 3 bulb t5 light so hopefully this will allow me to do a little more mid level light demanding plants.
Substrate I went with 3 bags of eco complete. Tank is 20"L by 18" W by 30"tall so the 3 bags should give me a little over 3" of a sand bed for some good anchoring.
Filter I got an aqua top cf400 canister with built in uv light. Just wanted a canister so I can load with seachem matrix and I wanted something with a spray bar return and I wanted use an in line heater so I could save space in the tank.
Heater gonna go with a hydor 300w in line heater attached to the hydor thermostat since only issue I've read is they get stuck on some times. But read lots of reviews that day as long as you have a thermostat there's no issues.
Stocking as followed
Plants tried to go with combination of fast and slow growers and some green and reds. Forgive me for spelling not great with these names
Ludwig broad leaf
Anubis not sure which ones
A red Lilly bulb
Some kinda of cork screw sword
And a nice big tall piece of driftwood that almost looks like a check mark. One side is about 10" tall and other side goes up like 28" I'll have to get pic when I get back home. Want to attach one of the Anubis to the center of that.
Fish stock is in air some but mostly know
Will have a pair of angels. Son wants a koi angel so hopefully can find a bonded pair.
Want small school of Congo tetras
School of rummy nose
School of panda cories
Red tailed shark
A bristle nosed plec. Not sure which variety I just like the sound of green dragon pleco
And maybe a couple other odd ball fish.