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Kwheeler's 55 Gallon Excel Tank

this is my 55 gallon planted tank. i startedthis thing a long time ago but it has been through some rescapes and different plants recently, and after lots of algae problems i finally got some excel and so far i think the results have been good. im really tryin hard on this one so tell me what you think
Equipment:
-55 Gallon tank
-60 gallon aquatech, 70 gallon aquaclear
-48" Hagen GLO T5HO 108 watt

Substrate/Fertz:
Baylees Better Bottom substrate
Seachem Flourish when i remember
seachem excel 5 ml everyday

Flora:
-C. Spiralis
-C. wendtii red
-C. wendtii Bronze 'Tropica"
-C. undulata
-C. lutea
-C. lucens
r. rotundifolia
Hygro bold
Hygro angustifolia
L. repens x arcuata, and some other stems i dont know the name of
-java fern needle leaf
frogbit, brazilian pennywort floating
PHOTOPERIOD: 3.5 hours light-4 hrs darkness-3.5 hours light

Fauna:
Dwarf chain loaches, choprae danios, redline rasboras, sawbwa resplendens, C. melanistius, Stiphodon elegans, probably some others


These are the old photos from when i started:








These are the new ones:





Still moving things a bit, particularly the right side and waiting on the that little spiralis in the middle to come back after i nearly did it in. oh and dont mind the hygro difformis in the corner, its just growing away until i can figure out how to get rid of it or how to use it in another tank.
i was thinking about glosso for the outter edges, i know it wouldnt be super dense and low growing but wouldt it work as a carpet?

Thanks for looking and constructive criticsm is welcome

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