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20Long -Much Needed Rescape

Hi, I'm a new member to the forum.
This tank was my first planted tank and I'm rescaping it with my fish in mind.
Here's the specs.

Tank:
20 Long
Dual T5 6700k Lighting
Mini Canister Filter
Seachem Flourish & Excel
Nitrogen(as needed?)

Fish:
Doubletail Betta
6x Neon Tetras

Plants:
Large Sword Plant
Dwarf Sagittaria
Stargrass
Nesaea Golden
Java Moss
2x Anubias

Here's what the ugly mess looks like now:

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first thing I would do is definitely remove that blue substrate. it looks totally unnatural and silly IMO. you have no hardscape at all in your list. a hardscape such as a big rock or a big piece of driftwood strategically placed amongst your plants gives your tank a focal point. just be sure to not make your focal point right in the dead center of the tank, that looks over planned and unnatural most of the time.

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first thing I would do is definitely remove that blue substrate. it looks totally unnatural and silly IMO. you have no hardscape at all in your list..
Forgot to mention the hardscape.
I plan on removing the junky blue gravel(hate it).
Replace it with Eco-Complete, and ADA Amazonia.
For rocks I have some jasper, maybe little black stones as well.
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good job. Will look good when its all done I bet. add some root tabs around your swords to help the establish their roots and they will shoot up like trees for you.

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The new substrate is in and the rocks are in the tank, but I didn't put the plants back in yet.
I will post pics as soon as the water clears up.
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