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[APD] 300 gallon+ planted tank

Thanks for the response Ray,

I'll talk to the electricians about metal halides. Our building is an old
one, a renovated hotel from the 30s. And I know we occasionally run into
power issues in the summer.

I am thinking that I will probably look at the SA biotype setup. These are
my thoughts for fish: 6 Altum Angels, 6 Jurupari, 6 Discus, 30 Silver
Hatchet Fish, 50 Tetras (larger type so altums don't eat them), 6 Bolivian
Rams, 30 Corydoras (larger type so they don't get eaten), 6 Whiptail Cats, 6

For plants I thought maybe swords. Tall ones in the back, and medium ones in
clusters in front of those. I would want to leave a decent amount of open
sand for the geophagine cichlids.

I have never kept sword plants before, will they grow like crazy and take
over the tank? That 36" height is great to keep the altums in, but I don't
want to be in there weekly removing new runners. Would keeping the light
levels lower keep theit growth down to a dull roar?

What are some tetras people have kept with altums? Nothing that is going to
nip their fins, and nothing that they will be able to eat. Bleeding heart
and diamond are both nice, any other suggestions?

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