I only cycled the tank for about a day because I had water/substrate/filter media from an existing established 55G. In the end it was pretty much like performing a big water change. The back ground is not 3D, just taped to the back! As for substrate I used a dark rock I found in bags at the local landscaper’s. RINSED THE CRAP out it!! The lights I am not 100% sure, I bought some from PetSmart but not happy with them….
Didn’t know I could put any kind of cats with these guys? Someone told me clown loaches…. I do like how the lighting is not super bright, it brings out the color of all the fish, but there are only two 24” bulbs so there are a lot of dark spots one on each side and in the middle.
The pairs I have that I can tell;
Strawberry’s 1F 1M
OB Peacocks can’t tell yet
Electric blues not sure but maybe 2 M
Venustus looks like 1F 1M