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Mini M Layout Opinion needed

Hi, I am setting up a Mini M tank (5.6g) and would like to hear your opinion on the layout. I plan on a carpet of HC in the front with some taller plants in the back.

Tank: ADA Mini M
Light: Chihiros 361 (comes with an inline remote that controls brightness!)
Filter: Eheim 2213
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I think it is really quite striking. It would benefit from either an additional rock at a different angle or changing the angle of one of the two you have to create some difference in your composition.

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I like them at the same angle. Looks like it could have been caused by natural erosion.

I'm fairly experienced with fish, but new to planted tanks.
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Sweet equipment but the hard scape doesn't do much for me. I feel like the main rock is too tall if you are planning on planting tall plants around it

Where did you get those lily pipes?
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Thank you for your opinions!

natebuchholz, I went with this particular layout because my rock is too big and I don't have much room in there. I want to try and fit another rock in there.

bettababe, I agree with the natural erosion look, I was thinking of the edge of a stream.

dru, I agree that the rock is too tall. I will see what I can find at my LFS. Not sure if I want to take the hammer to the rock that is in there.

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Where did you get those lily pipes?
Those are VIV brand lily pipes from ebay (item 151600420056). They shipped surprisingly fast from China.
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Is the rock resting on the substrate or closer to the glass bottom?

If it is resting on the substrate burying it deeper might do the trick
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Is the rock resting on the substrate or closer to the glass bottom?

If it is resting on the substrate burying it deeper might do the trick
Unfortunately, I can't get the rock to go any lower.
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Is the filter to strong for that size
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Is the filter to strong for that size
I have an inline co2 reactor, inline heater, and spin outflow and that seems to slow the flow down to an acceptable level. I haven't put fish in yet. I did a DSM with some dwarf baby tears, and then flooded it when I had a small mold outbreak on the right hand side. Here is a pic of what it looks like now. I am waiting for an inflow pipe to arrive so the green one will go away eventually. I also need to figure out how to get the tubing to be routed in a more vertical position.

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Thanks mine is gonna get started waiting on a few more partsClick image for larger version

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Was just worried the filter may be to strong
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Hello Screendoor, how's this tank doing now?

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