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20 Gallon- First Time planted tank

I want to know what you guys think of my first attempt at a planted tank. I recently put in some pennywort and the moss which is still growing in and giving more height every day. I'm looking for any advise from all experts. But the only thing is the driftwood cannot be moved. The slate anchor will only fit in the tank the way it is right now.

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Date Started August 2009
Lighting Tropic Sun 15 watt, 5500K Daylight
Equipment Emperor 400 Bio-Wheel Filter
CO2 Hagen Plant Grow Natural System
Substrate Fluorite/ Aquarium Gravel
Parameters N/A
Fertilization Once a week with Leave Zone/ Flourish Iron Every other day Flourish Excel Once a week Flourish
Plants Taiwan moss (Taxiphyllum alternans) Lotus (Nymphaea pubescens) Aponogeton ulvaceus (Aponogeton ulvaceus) Brazilian Pennywort (Hydrocotyle leucocephala)
Inhabitants Neon Tetra, Sunburst Wag Platy, Guppy, Pleco, Ghost Shrimp, MTS, White Skirt Tetra

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No body wants to comment on my tank.
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Give it time, people will comment.

I'm new too but I think it looks good so far. Maybe add a background of some sort to hide the equipment.

I didn't know those led's were water-proof, I was worried about it getting wet.
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It looks fine! I like the jungley look! How many fish do you have in there?

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Thanks guys!!

There is a background on there. All the equipment you see is in the tank.

JakeJ right now there are about 15 full size fish in there, and some odd number of guppy fry.
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Is that a banana plant? I've always wanted to get one but none of the local stores carry them, or at least ones that are alive.


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What type of fish are in your tank?
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I have neon teras, guppies, a Sunburst Wag Platy, Pleco, Ghost Shrimp, White skirt tetras.
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Hey,

This does look like a good start. You might move the pic and tech specs/flora and fauna list to the top of this thread. The best advise you might get will be based on those stats.

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I think you should move the Lily to the left in front of the wood. Then add some tall plants, like Wisteria behind the wood in the left corner.
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I think you should move the Lily to the left in front of the wood. Then add some tall plants, like Wisteria behind the wood in the left corner.
Which Lilly are you taking about? There's one in the back left and the one on the right in the middle. Also is there any way to slow the growth of the lillies? The one on the right looked so nice when I took the picture (short stems that formed a bunch), now all the leaves are one there way to the top.
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