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My 60g tank (updated 1-30)

The tank only has 1x65 watts on the right side but it will have 2x65 watts when i get some more substrate and plant the left side as well, it will be like this for a while, i just tore down my 20g and transferred everything here that's why it's only half a tank right now, the right side is pretty bright though, will there be a problem in this particular set up?, i appreciate your suggestions......

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With that much light on the right side, I think there will be no trouble for the plants to survive. Are they anubias on the center left? If so you did ok. Other than avoiding algae on a new setup (things change even though you use old plants and substrate) they can also thrife very well under that condition, not to ask if they can survive. Just make sure you keep the parameters and CO2 running and I cannot see any problem for now.

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What made you tore down the 20g? is it still going to be planted?
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I will probably stick with this set up for a while as long as it's not giving me any problem, otherwise i'll pack it with more plants. There will be glosso for the remaining space that has thick enough substrate.
I tore down the 20g because of the persistent algae that i can't shake off and also i took the opportunity to use my old 60g, the 20g will stay where it is for quarantine purposes but not planted, this is going to be my last shot with planted tank so i will take on the algae challenge when it comes.
Also, i will have 30 rasboras with this tank.
Hey John, i say your new scape, nice start, looking good.
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Thanks Tiny ... that is the most common issue when having a planted tank, ALGAE!!!!! ...

You will have to work with it, you are still new and I can say that I was going through the same problems with you. If you can't handle a 20g, what makes you think a 60g will be any better?!

Algae is something that you will have to take some time studying, it may take days, weeks, or months, maybe even years to start understanding how to get rid of it.

The idea is to have your levels in check and make sure that everything is balanced, you first want to start out with plants that grow really fast. Then you can start limiting your plants as time passes by.

But let me tell you this don't give up yet.
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You're right, I think i rushed into things and changes with the 20g and threw the good start out of whack. I'm taking things a little slower this time around and like you said, learn some more especially on algaes, appreciate the advice.
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Here's the updated look of the tank, it's one week old and trying to fill it up with more plants, anyway, are these plants good enough to help control algae?
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The plants are good, but you really gotta pack the tank with them to have them outcompete algae. It's a shame that the 20 had to go plantless. I really liked it alot. But I'm sure this 60 gallon one will look just as great!

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Hard to see what ALL the species are, but I'd guess that grouping of anacharis would use up nutrients fast enough to avoid algae! Looks really good, can't wait to see it fill in!
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rexgrigg's site says about 10-12 stems per five gallons. Therefore, you should have about 120-144 stems in there . . . yeah, so you probably need more. XD
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I think you are alright with the plants in the 60g, they will grow fast. Looks like you are going to do a full glosso foreground?
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ah, but "a carpet in front of a wall of stems"-- never looks any good. A good looking tank needs a good mid-ground/hardscape design, that's the way it is. If you don't have that, you have a weed farm (which are great if you're just trying to grow weeds).
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Right now i will just let everythng grows and i will add more plants. There's not really a plan on scaping, i'll see how it goes as the plants grow, but the glosso will always part of this tank for now. I started EI fertilizing but just half the amount and see how much the plants absorb on a daily basis. My 20g is a quarantine tank right now.
Plants:
L. aromatica
P. stellata
Ludwigia, narrow leaf
Anachris
Bacopa carolina
Anubias
Glosso
BTW, The substrate is just a little over an inch deep, ran out of budget, will that work?
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I'd think for stems and glosso that is okay. Stay away from any rooters though, like crypts, echin., swords, apons.
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Sounds good, thanks
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