Ok so a further edit - I have been talking to a high quality tank maker in Brisbane and am leaning toward getting a custom tank made - rimless, starfire low iron glass, polished edges, as close to ADA quality as humanly possible. Using Dennison from Mary's Aquarium in Bris. Final dimensions would be 900x400x200 mm which would come in at 72 litres.
Price is actually great compared with what the ADA 90F was going to cost!
Even with using an ADA 60F my original budget was probably a little wishful thinking, but if I am only going to do this once I really want to get an amazing aquascape going. Still really interested in your thoughts about lighting, filtration and anything else you can think of!
At the moment the thinking is filtration will be eheim classic 150 or ecco pro 130 (considerations are quiet and energy efficient)
Lighting I would like to go for 1x Kessil A160 located high (I know Kessil says this will not be enough but for no CO2 I feel that it might be) or 2 x Kessil A80 (this is what Kessil recommends for a tank of this size - I wrote to them when I was looking at the 900x300x200 ADA tank) - I really like the pendant style of hanging light - (and the shimmer) any other recommendations on lighting welcome!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jaw02PY5ya4 Here is a 60F lit by Kessil A160 and there seems to be heaps of overlap for a larger tank?
Thanks team and have a great day - interested in your thoughts!
I have 10 chilli rasbora and a killi in a 30(ish) litre tank and they are doing fine and seems about right in size!
I hope to get some shrimp for trial at some stage to also go in there but thats for a later date, when things get back to a bit more normal.