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I also thought the big bulky look of the HOB filter was going to ruin the simple look of the tank; so I replaced it with an oase 100 canister with internal heater. I also was unimpressed with the in tank diffuser, so I replaced it with an inline diffuser. Amazonís return policy is awesome.
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Next I researched what I wanted as ďtree leavesĒ. Most people are using moss of some form; but IMHO I didnít think it looked realistic. So I finally settled on MonteCarlo. Itís a bit more high tech; but thatís OK Iím up for the challenge.

I found & ordered a 6x6Ē mat of MC for sale on eBay; which actually came in pretty good condition.



And so I made my tree:

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The next think I did was rescape the ground and organize the dwarf hairgrass plants. I also sold off all the other plant varieties.

Immediate after digging up the substrate:



After two days:



After a week:

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