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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 09-08-2005, 04:09 AM Thread Starter
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new 20G Long set up

i just set this tank up last night, and i hope it turns out well. any advice or opinions would be welcomed. here are the specs:

20G Long
Filstar XP1
Red Sea Turbo CO2 System
65W 6,700K lighting
hydor in-line heater

dwarf saggitaria
dwarf hairgrass
cryptocorne wendtii "bronze"
java moss
java fern
ludwigia repens
"mystery plant" (currently posted in the plants forum to be ID'd)
amazon sword
red rubin sword
corkscrew vals

some of the plants will not be permanent residents, i had to make some compromises due to availability in the LFS's (i scoured 4 of them). once the tank starts to get established i am planning on putting some glosso in there (i wish i could have found some), some form(s) of rotala, hygro and wisteria.

i'm still learning what plants are what, so any advice on some bushy midground plants would be great. also, feel free to criticize as heavily as you want, i'm trying to learn it all as fast as i can.
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 09-08-2005, 04:34 AM
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I think you are off to a great start. Everything looks like it is going to work out well!

I have one suggestion. The wood looks too "centered". Consider moving your wood grouping to the left or to the right a little bit. The aquarium will look more natural and more balanced believe it or not.


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