Ready for liftoff! The project is a 150 gallon planted / heavily planted (pressurized Co2, ferts, the works) with Discus, a couple of large schools (likely Cardinals and Rummies), and a clean-up crew. I want this thread to take it from the start all the way through ... heavy with pics; but, most of all, heavy with input from you - the experts. Let's start at the beginning - the tank. I went to the LFS today and looked at 150's. First question: Should I go with the 150 tall? (dimensions 72" long x 18" deep x 30" tall) Will I be able to get light penetration to the bottom (without a MH - not diggin' that) for glosso and other ground cover? As long as we are talking about tank size, second question: WPG recommendation and type of lighting? I want to be able to pretty much grow anything and fill the tank with plants. Hard to say from the start. Have noticed that this is certainly an evolving hobby (lol)! BTW - Looking at a sweet cherry wood stand and hood / canopy. Let the suggestions / input begin ... Your feedback will make this thread and is certainly appreciated!!