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First Planted tank. 72g Hi-tech

This is my first planted tank, finally got my plants to grow right. Theres still a lot of room for improvement, but I'm only 16 so I have plenty of time to work on it. I don't have any hardscape, but once I have some more money I'm going to order some manzanita. Prom's coming up so that's putting me in a big hole. hmph.

Substrate: ADA Aquasoil Amazonia
Lighting: 4x65watt JBJ Formosa w/6700k
Filter: 2x Rena Filstar XP2
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I'm open to any constructive criticism!

p.s. I'll be getting a background soon! Don't worry!
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Nice. Very lush growth. I'd suggest more background plants though, or just open up to have a uniform field of Blyxa/Elatine.

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Is that a 72 gallon bow front tank?? I use to have one but finding a good lighting was to expense so it sold it and got a 29 gallon... I like it though..
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Is that a 72 gallon bow front tank?? I use to have one but finding a good lighting was to expense so it sold it and got a 29 gallon... I like it though..
Yup, it's a 72 gallon bow front! My uncle gave it to me for free or else I would've gotten something a lot smaller.

I'm working on growing the plants out more and having it fill in the background.
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I think you may have green water, otherwise, your tank's awesome.

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I don't think it's green water. I just don't really know how to photograph my tank very well. It's a crappy point and shoot.
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I think with the addition of manzanita, it'll bring some contrast to your tank. There's definitely alot of green! (not a bad thing) You have some great substrate and equipment, so I would look into bringing some more color into your plant selection. You're lone discus needs help bringing more color to your tank.
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Hey great start! I was in your same shoes when I was 16...I would have killed for the equipment you have though. Good job on getting good equipment right from the get-go.

I would suggest bunching your background plants more densely, but that's a beautiful carpet you have and I love the open space in the middle for the Discus to graze.

Maybe some reddish-tint plants?
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Definetly a great start! I agree with Color Me Blue it needs some contrast, maybe some bigger size rocks(mini-boulders) and certianly some driftwood would set it off to look more natural.


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Anyone know of a good way to get rid of the duckweed?
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a net and lots of scooping.
there's a mechanical thingy in the DIY section too.

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I hated when I got a little bit of duckweed in my tank, from an LFS. One or two little pieces got in and I let them go. Big mistake. The surface was covered with them so fast, it was amazing. Took awhile, but I removed all with a net/cup.

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man u people are so lucky, im having trouble growing duckweed.. it just wont grow lol plus it makes it looks like more natural i like the looks like giantduckweed, my duckweed disspears over and over again

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