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Hey guys, never started an actual thread in this forum so here it goes :P
My name is Jose and this is my 2nd planted tank.
Its been about 3 weeks since this tank's been set up.

Here are my specs.

Light: 2x24w and 2x14w both T5- 6-8 Hours, 4WPG
Co2: Pressurized with DIY Rex Reactor
Substrate: ADA Amazonia I
Fertz: only dosing Pfertz M and N
Water: 100% RO
Filtration: Magnum 350 canister filter
For Flow i just use a Hydor Koralina

Parameters:
PH: 5.2-5.6- May be lower since my Test only goes as low as 6
Kh:2
GH:2

Mt tank before the breakdown


1 Week ago


And Just recent


Plant List is coming up.

Enjoy!

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Once the background plants grow in it will look awesome


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I really hope it does, growing about 1 inch per week, might be a while
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This is my plant list, i still need to ID some of them.

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Tonina Fluviatilis blossom?


Rotala pearl


Pogostemon Stellatus 'Broad Leaf'


Syngonanthus Uaupes (wavy leaf)


Hygro Sp. 'Tiger'


Tonina fluviatilis( Narrow or regular) ?


Following still need Id's
Syngonanthus Madeira orSyngonanthus "belem"?





Others With no pics.
Dwarf Hairgrass
Ammannia sp. 'Bonsai' (Rotala Indica)
Blyxa Japonica
Blyxa Aubertii
Bacopa Colorata
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just another update of the tank

Here are some pics as of today





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I like it, I think I may have seen it over at AAPE forum?

All green, all healthy, you're doing something right. Oh and one of the green stems is P. Erectum, second to last picture on post 4 and your sentral stem is something I have as well, can't recall the name its a weird one it is an awesome plant though.

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When you say RO water, are you reconstituting for KH/GH or is it just straight up 0 TDS water? Tank looks great!


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I like it, I think I may have seen it over at AAPE forum?

All green, all healthy, you're doing something right. Oh and one of the green stems is P. Erectum, second to last picture on post 4 and your sentral stem is something I have as well, can't recall the name its a weird one it is an awesome plant though.

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Yeah, i love all these plants. Scape may not look good but i think its the first time i can actually enjoy looking at my tank.

Thanks for the Id, i thought it was that one seeing pictures on other posts but wasnt too sure.
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When you say RO water, are you reconstituting for KH/GH or is it just straight up 0 TDS water? Tank looks great!
Thanks! , my tap water is like liquid rock so my RO water comes out with a GH/KH of 2. I do not add any buffs or anything like that.
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You have some great growth there! My water is very similar after RO and I am pretty happy without any special buffers. Looking forward to more.


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Yeah, will probably have to rescape a little bit, just bought a few stems of rotala mini type 1 to add some color but theres no room for it in the front

also getting rid of the hairgrass.
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l have a magnum 350 as well and all l can say is l've never regretted buying it. gotta love the micron filter.

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Those are some nice plants.
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potamogeton gayi. A great plant. I used to have some. Once it gets used to your tank it grows fast and pearls a lot.

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Thanks!

I re-did the scape. Had to take out all hairgrass, its a super algae magnet in my tanks.
I added 2 True SAE for back up if i ever get BBA like my last set up


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Ive taken out both types of Blyxas away and trimmed and splitted some plants.

Heres another group of pics.

New addition
Rotala SP Mini Type 1


Right Back Corner


Another New Addition


Check out my Uuapes carpet almost filling in!


And heres one of happy shrimp that moved into the neighborhood


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