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So.. what do yall think?
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I think it look nice, but probaly will look better with couple pieces of medium - large size driftwood to separate foreground from the background.


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Nice healthy plants and great pics. You need midground plants, going from tall plants to a carpet is not too pleasing to the eye. Use the 75's depth to its maximum potential. Create bigger groups with the stem plants you have.

If you wanted to keep it something more like what you already have, a big centerpiece driftwood thats branchy, covered in moss and java fern put where the grassy area is would be more appealing.
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I think it look nice, but probaly will look better with couple pieces of medium - large size driftwood to separate foreground from the background.
CAnt really tell all that much, but in the right corner is a big driftwood stump.. I think i might take some closeups of that area, because its really a great area.

Some inhabitants..

50+ fish total..

Butterfly Goodiads
(Another goodiad I forget its name! Taf!!)
Gessien long finned guppies
Red finned tetras
(another tetra i forget its name)
Zebra Danios
Cherry Shrimp
Siamese Algae Eater
Common cory cats

Dwarf Hairgrass
Madagascar Lace
Java Moss
Java Fern
(Another flowering plant that Taf gave me, but i dont know what it is)
Ludwigia Glandulosa
Corkscrew vals (not corkscrewing though )
Cryptocrone Wendetti
Cambomba (spelling?)

4x65w lighting, 12hrs day
pressurized co2
Randomized dry ferts
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I think it looks GREAT! Nice pics. Plants are looking healthy. I wouldn't change a thing.

Thanks for sharing.
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nice...
You need some sort of transition from the right to the dwarf hair grass... Maybe some hardscape or some mid ground plants.

Madagascar lace is a unique looking plant but seems out of place here.


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Yeah, you should totally get rid of that madagascar lace (and give it to me!)


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I agree with the need for midground plants. The background plants are too dark, and if you placed some midground plants right under that light, they would brighten everything up nicely.

BTW, is the fish in the 13th and 14th photos your "SAE"? If so, thats not an SAE, its a CAE. Nothing wrong with having one of those if its not causing you any problems, of course. Just a little FYI
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Anyone have suggestions on plants that _wont_ grow to reach the surface for midground plants inbetween the vals and the grass?
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