Hello everyone, let me introduce you to the tank I'm in the process of setting up. It is actually a 'new used' tank I bought several days ago (March 8, 2013 to be exact). Its dimensions are 36"x18"x19". Prior to setting up, the wood trim will be glossed, and a fresh coating of 100% silicone will be applied to the edges of the tank to ensure its durability. Once I move into my new home I shall stock it.
I currently own a 26 gallon tank, and all of the fish and plants will be transferred into the 50 gallon. The fish are 4 gouramis(1 each of blue, gold, oplaline, and pearl) and a red-tailed shark. The gouramis have been in the tank for 2 two years, and the shark for 4. I plan on eventually adding a platinum gourami, either 2 or 4 Bolivian rams(suggestions on how many?) and 6 corys. The plants I currently have are the wisteria and Hygrophila corymbosa. New plants for consideration are the Staurogyne, anibus barteri, amazon sword, and Java fern. I am also adding 3 pieces of malasian driftwood, and 1 piece of mopani wood, all of which have been soaked in boiling water. Finally, I will be adding approximately 100 lbs of about 1cm wide gravel mix of blue and black. About 15 lbs will come from the 26 gal so I can transfer over some bacteria. I will post updates as I make progress.
I am open to any feedback!!
*the following link contains additional details, and only contains stock I currently have ready for use.