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20 gallon planted finally!

Hi I have finally planted my 20 gallon tank. I retrofitted the crappy light it had with an AH Supply 55W kit and 6700K bulb. CO2 ~20ppm, NPK = 5, .25, 10

I upgraded the light on Tuesday and the plants are pearling alot. I am starting to grow some green thread algae on my bogwood already.. I think I should not have fertilized Phosphate.

Its got a male and female blue ram and 5 ottos.

I suck at aquascaping, but here is a pick of my first high light 20 gallon.
tell me what you think i should do with the aquascape.
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It's looking very good! What will place in the middle background area?
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There are 3 "corymbosa kompact" back there. But they seem to be the slowest growing plant in my tank.
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I think it looks very nice! is that a singal piece of mopani driftwood? It's got quite an interesting shape to it! Also what is the background?

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Very nice! Love the play of light and shadow. I do see plants in the middle background, a darker green or else they're in shadow. Nice contrast. I say leave it as is and let things grow in more.

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its a single piece of mopani. It is ~23 inches long and goes all the way across the 20 gallon. I like it alot but maybe its too large for a 20 gallon. I am tempted to pull it out and plant more plants.
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excel problem

My tank has been doing well, but i dosed seachem excel last wednesday, and the stems of all my cabomba have melted..

really strange they just turned to mush. all the other plants seem ok and the fish are all fine though.
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