I've had this thread open in my local aquascape club (SCAPE)... but I thought I'd share it here now that it's finally growing decently. That said, I will begin updating the threads concurrently as the tank continues to age.
✔ 65g Mr. Aqua Rimless
✔ Custom "ADA" style stand
✔ extra thick foam mat
✔ 4ft, 4-bulb, T5HO Fishneedit light
✔ 4 Large bags of Fluval flora substrate
✔ Rena Xp4 canister
✔ Acrylic Lily Piples
Here's the dry setup when I was trying to figure out the hardscape...
Beginning the scaping process (this was all very tentative):
After a while when I figured things out a little better:
It's still very much in the process of growing out, but I hope to have a much fuller set of stems and foreground within the next couple of months. I've been trying to be patient. Here's an update... the tank is approximately 1 month old.
Haven't really been dosing at all aside from the root tabs... I will start after the levels get better. There's still issues with algae because of the excess in nutrients.