Currently have a 55 gallon standard tank stocked with 2 angelfish and 10 red eye tetras. I purchased 2 600 watt metal halides with reflectors used for 90 dollars from a guy who was moving out of the country!
I want this tank to be FANCY! Simple yet elegant, but densely planted. Like, I don't want to even be able to see the substrate!
I know that I still need:
1) Light timer
2) Substrate (recommendations?)
3) CO2 system (recommendations?)
4) Fertilizers (recommendations)
Let me know if I left anything out, or if any of the above are not necessary for success
Also, how long should I leave the lights on? It totals to about 20 watts per gallon.
Here's the link to the picture: https://www.myfishtank.net/mft-news/takashi-amano-planted-tanks/