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15g Planted, first ever tank!

Hi all!
I'm new to the hobby but have always wanted an aquarium. Im no stranger to water chemistry, processes and all that, but most of my experiance lies in rockpools and rivers. I am also abit of an obsessive reader so did plenty of research (and lusting) before I started, and much more since!

I decided to start quite conservatively (matching my circumstances and budget...)

Aquael 24 x 12 x 12 Tank Kit
15W T8 with reflector
75W Heater
Aquael internal power filter 85G/hr

Substrate is Laterite and Sand

Picked up a nice looking peice of root wood for the hardscape

Planned stocking will be light, a small shoal or two of tetras or rasboras with some shrimp.

Here it is when I put the wood in:

Currently it doesnt look much different, the rock has gone (after as much soaking as my patience could withstand, the wood still had a touch of boyancy!) and the root has grown some lovely new-wood white fuzz.

Water parameter wise its still cycling.
Dosing ammonia up to 3-5ppm
Nitrites rising nicely
No sign of Nitrates yet

Thanks for looking, any tips or critisims welcome
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