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90H re-do No.4

This tank already went through 3 iterations in the last 2 years but I wanted something else. I think I just got the hardscape close to what I had in my head, even though I might change my mind yet again. The whole process is still by far my favorite part of the hobby.

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Close up, the wihte stone is keeping the driftwood down, for now

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More rocks to keep the driftwood down.

Pulling, trimming, and organizing plants: now I can see what was hiding in the right half. I want a Blyxa / rocks / driftwood dominated scape but the tank feels smaller then when I originally started with it. I should replace the living room TV with my empty 120-P from the garage but I'm sure I'll then end up living in its current place.

I do have a red tiger lotus and dwarf lillies in this tank for color but I want more! Hopefully 2 x Satelite PROs can make that happen.

Give up and keep this tank a jungle?

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More rocks to keep the driftwood down.

Pulling, trimming, and organizing plants: now I can see what was hiding in the right half. I want a Blyxa / rocks / driftwood dominated scape but the tank feels smaller then when I originally started with it. I should replace the living room TV with my empty 120-P from the garage but I'm sure I'll then end up living in its current place.

I do have a red tiger lotus and dwarf lillies in this tank for color but I want more! Hopefully 2 x Satelite PROs can make that happen.

Give up and keep this tank a jungle?

Maybe just take out all the plants completely to assess and go with something completely different like a Dutch scape?

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Thank you @gus6464, like I need more excuses to buy more stems and another set of lights.

But seriously, I might "transition into" Dutch based on how I can grow Dutch in my 60-P. Then what do I do with rosette plants in this tank? I have no other place for my beloved red tiger and a bunch of crypts and swords.

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Started pulling plants out for a semi-annual inventory and this tank delivered a handsome return on my investment. Both tiger lotus and swords doubled and tripped in numbers. But it was java fern that went above and beyound: a bucket full of healthy, algae free plants. I was rather happy until I rememberd that I already have a laundry sink full of that stuff. What to do with such a harvest in May?

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Slowly getting there. Some plants are still with plant weights.
Now let them grow and multiply.

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Stargrass is looking good from above

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Needs yet another trim (and I need yet another plant storage place):

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@gus6464 I pulled a bucket full of plants out and what do I get? An empty tank!

Keeping the back light at 65% white LEDs and bumped the front white LEDs down to 50%. If the tank stays trouble-free, what else do I need? Not about to drive myself crazy trying to grow rotallas and other 'high color' plants (but never say never).

The picture taken with the back light off:

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Beautiful plants-- and those Angels are pretty fabulous as well!


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@Discusluv does this tank remind you of something?
"No plants on the right, damn it!" Lol. The substrate is for the plants; small, medium, and large. Otherwise, I would have left the right side bare bottom. Just kidding.
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LOL! We are just compelled to fill the empty space up! But, really, it looks great- the rules just dont apply when you know what you are doing.


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Wheres the empty space?

Thing looks packed.

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Wheres the empty space?
Thing looks packed.
Ugh, I can see substrate ... in a lot of places. I can also see the fish. And the back wall.
Sorry I asked.
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