Thanks for the heads up. I've currently got 30 watts of light 2x 18" 15 watt, 900 lumen bulbs. It's not that bad on the light really. 6000K lamps. It's the best I can do with the money I have to spend currently.
Do to a current problem that's come up looks like the tank is going to go completely on hold for a while I hope them tiger barbs don't mind having that huge tank to them selves for a while.
Currently this is the list of plants I plan on putting in the tank.
-Microsorium pteropu (Java Fern)
-Barclaya longifolia (Orchid Lily) <-- Still in question about if tank will support
-Rotala rotundifolia (Small Rotala)
-Cryptocoryne wendtii (Red, Green)
The rock and the cave are going to be my starting points for decorating.
Currently, (Close your eyes people and try an imagine) I'm going to plant 3 Java ferns by the cave close to how the swords are planted currently and one more closer to the center. Looking to put a mixture of the different color Cryptocoryne Wendtii's (red, brown, green) around the rock. Have Some of the Rotala wallichii (A bright pink, red, and green small spear leafed Rotala) and the Small Rotala (Smaller broader leafs) spread out threw out everything and planted a little along the back and right hand side. I want to get them mixed in with the Java fern to bring out a contrast in colors.
And now we get into the realm of if I can. I would like to get an R/O unit to soften the water down as all of the fish I want like a softer water and lower PH
. I've found a few of the plants like it too. I've found a R/O unit for drinking water for 30 bucks at my local hardware store. It will do for what I need, and help to remove chemicals from the local tap so I don't have to use as much decorticator.
Something I am going to be doing and currently have. I'm going to be completely re-doing the substrata. It will be and from the bottem up. Sand (Pool filter sand) small gravel, a small layer of echo-complete (rocks that provide stuff for plants, look them up anyone that wants to have plants in a tank) then the rest will be about an inch or so of Med - large gravel that is currently in the tank. I've been doing some homework and plan on making this tank as nice as I can.
Thanks for the suggestions and complements everyone.