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New 4ft Tank

Hi All

I've finally decided to give away marine tank keeping which has always been my main aquarium discipline

I've tried planted tank keeping before but never really gave it a chance to take off before heading back to the saltwater side

This is what I have setup at the moment

4ftx2ftx1.5ft High
Pressurised C02
Sump with Jebao DCT4000 Water Return Pump
Up Aqua U Series 120cm P LED Lighting
DIY Substrate using this method DIY substrate - General Aquarium Discussion - QLD Aquarium Forum

I've planted the following plants

Micranthemum sp. Monte Carlo 'Gold Coast'
Alternanthera reineckii 'Mini
Rotala sp. Mini Butterfly
Blyxa japonica
Java Fern (Not sure about keeping this)
Another stem unsure what it is

I've thinking about adding the following mid ground plants


Things seem to be going 100 miles a minute and I'm not sure if I am on the right track or not, should I just pull it all out now and start again?
The flow from the return pump seems a bit strong at the moment and I am unsure how to slow it down
I'm not sure if the lighting is adequate, but I am seeing growth

I've always struggled with artistic vision and I'm not sure if I am on track for a nice looking tank or something that is just going to be visual chaos
I generally enjoy heavily planted tanks, more the other styles, dutch jungles I guess

I'm looking to remove the white stones and the driftwood, it was just something i was looking into

I've included a photo below

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