Excited to be back on the forum, took a break but now have the time to be back in the hobby, decided I wanted to try a large planted tank, my results have been pretty good I think, still fighting with algae here and there and some plants having some black spots.
Don't know how you guys take such good pictures of your tanks lol, either too bright or yellowish in color but tried my best.
It's a 125 Gallon Community filled with mostly tetras, barbs and rainbows, but also includes corys, angels and a few other fish.
Initially wanted to let the plants go crazy and grow out as much as they wanted but when I started clearing up space in front I realized the fish definitely enjoy the extra room a lot more. I was hoping to clean up the right side but I have a huge colony of shrimp (red, blue, yellow, orange) that live there and breed, don't want to risk exposing them too much and having them killed off, even though its pretty impressive their numbers are growing with a rainbow shark, betta, pitcus, and angels nearby.
Any opinions to improve the tank are also appreciated.
Don't have that much light on anymore either, reduced the bulbs down to 4 T5HOs.
No longer dosing CO2 and I think I'm finding better results.