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Thought I'd share some progress pics

I'm still fighting algae buildup, particularly ghg atm.
Dropped the lights to 12 hours (from 14) yesterday and did a 50% water change tonight, also swapped the co2 to 24 hours. Gonna try that for a couple weeks and see if it clears it.

Anyways, running xmas moss in the castle and on the dragonstone, water Sprite (has been growing extremely fast) lava moss (I think?) On the castle and at the base of the stone (behind too) an amazon sword, and some dwarf hairgrass I'm hoping to carpet with. Got some glass hanging planters today, going to find something red to add some contrast tomorrow. Also placed an orchid in the filter today, probably a terrible idea but we'll see how it goes.

I think I'm going to swap the substrate to black/red fluorite and use a much thinner layer of sand, but I'll wait to decide on that till I get the algae locked down.
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Good stuff man!
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Very nicely done.
I think the substrate looks great. Why do you want to change it?
The 12 hour photo-period still seems like an awful long time- may need to lower photo-period even more. Not sure though.

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