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Fluval Accent 25gal,first planted tank in 10 years

Hello everyone, I recently set up a Fluval Accent 25gal tank, and decided to attempt a high tech planted. I have strictly been doing reef tanks since 2004 and before that I had some low tech tanks and a few set ups with diy co2 and med light. For this tank I have a light system that consists of a 24" satellite +, and I also have 8 1watt 6500k LEDs, and 4 620nm red LEDs. I am using a cartridge style co2 system for now until I gather all the parts I need for a better set up. Debating either paintball or 5lb tank. All my plants are doing great so far. I have 40lbs of eco complete and a bit of sand mixed in and some zebra stone and manzanita for hardscape. I have never been great at the layout part of planted tanks so comments and criticism are welcome.
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I also have some osmocote plus and intended to do some root tabs once I got capsules, do you experts think that with my set up assuming I get my pressurized co2 running, is it worth doing the osmocote? I have some crypt wendtii, crypt parva,and a retrospiralis,and an oriental sword,pygmy chain swords,dhg,pogostemon erectus,dwarf pennywort,corkscrew val and some rotala. Which of these should be targeted if I do the tabs? Thanks in advance. Oh and is a size 0 gelatin capsule sufficient? I can get 100 for $4 at a local vitamin store if you all think they are big enough
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Here is my light rig. The Fluval accent comes stock with three interlocking panels that sit recessed in the top trim of the tank, which is made to look like a small canopy. Typically the center panel has the stock led strip mounted on it. I removed that and took the other 2 panels and mounted my current satellite to one and my led modules to the other. So it retains the look of stock but with what I think is med- high light. The satellite is 12 inches from substrate and the 1 watt LEDs are also. I have 4 620nm 0.5watt red LEDs also and 2 440nm blue LEDs I run a few hours a day. Is this high enough light?
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Madagascar lace I grew from a bulb.
Oto with a full belly
And one of my pygmaes habrosus ((spelling) I bought a group of 16 and lost 1 on day 3. The other 15 are going strong and are extremely entertaining little fish
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So any answers here for me? Bueller? Bueller? Is my lighting enough to consider it high. Is a size 0 gelatin capsule good enough for oc+ tabs,and in a 30" x12" footprint how should I place them?
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