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It feels good to be back! It's been over 3 years since I had to tear down my jungle tank. In that time, I got married, my amazing daughter was born, and just this past October, bought a house! Living the American dream baby!!

So, with a new home comes the inevitable space designation for a planted aquarium! I claimed a nice corner of the living room to bring this thing back to life. I had to black out a window (which the wifey wasn't too keen on), but it was a negligible one anyway.

Quick gear breakdown:

· 46gal bowfront glass tank
· Fluval 206 canister w/ inline co2 reactor
· Hydor Koralia 600 powerhead
· 24oz paintball co2 tank w/ Aquatek regulator
· Fluval Aquasky LED 24"
· 2x LED Flood lights @6500k/30w
· ADA Aquasoil Amazonian/ black flourite
· Mopani driftwood and zebra stone

Plants:

· Dwarf hairgrass (Eleocharis parvula)
· Dwarf baby tears (Hemianthus callitrichoides 'Cuba')
· Dwarf saggitaria (Sagittaria subulata)
· Water primrose (Ludwigia repens 'Rubin')
· Daonoi "little star" (Pogostemon helferi)
·Water wisteria (Hygrophila difformis)
Creeping jenny (Lysimachia nummularia Aurea)
· Peacock moss (Taxiphyllum sp.)

The tank is about 2 weeks into its cycling, and the water looks cloudy. I'm suspecting that's from the AS, I don't have any previous experience with it so I'm not sure. Probably leeching a lot of nutrients into the water column. The ammonia stays high, even after 50% wc, so I'm just waiting it out now. I put Phosguard (to remove silicates) and Purigen in the canister, and I used a bottle of SafeStart for the nitrifying bacteria (because I'm impatient). Ph has been pretty stable at a neutral 7.0. I put some ozmocote tabs under the stem plants last night before I planted everything. Temp is 74°F. I'm running the lights and co2 on a timer @8 hours/day from about 3pm-11pm. Once everything starts to take hold, I'll start dosing dry ferts from Greenleaf Aquarium.

That's it for now! I'm going to buy a 1600gph powerhead because I think I need more flow, and eventually I'll upgrade the filter for something with a bit more push.

I've got killifish eggs coming from Thailand in a couple weeks, I'm hoping they'll hatch well! I want to pair them with some Bosemani rainbows, chili rasboras, panda corys, amano and cherry shrimp, so it should be a vibrant and colorful scene when it's all done!

Please give me critiques and advice, I'm all about it, that's why I'm here. I value the input from my more experienced fellow aquarists in this forum. Thanks!
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