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aquascaping suggestions / plant ID

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The bottom is mostly covered with DHG that is just starting to fill in.

I'm thinking of adding some anubius, probably coffeefollia, on the driftwood. So far it only has moss which is struggling with algae.

Comments? Suggestions? Ideas? Complaints? Thoughts?

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I do like the driftwood in the back and the lighting, that gives me that mysterious feeling... Lots of options there, interesting how you can balance all that wood with some plants. Also, any wood will start to rot slowly over time - how it would affect the pH is something to watch.

And, lastly where is the fish!?!

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pH has been a problem. Right now, with CO2 on a pH meter, I'm sitting at 5.7. I've added sodium bicarbonate to bring the dkH up to ~5 degrees (the tap is ~1, if that).

Fish count: 3 red bristlenose, 9 harlequin rasboras, 4 cardinals, 6 panda corys, 2 assassin snails, countless interlopers (rams horn and some other type, but not MTS)

I want to get up to ~25-30 cardinals, but my last set didn't adapt well (60% attrition). Maybe another 5 rasboras... suggestions?

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Thinking of possibly adding some yellow rainbowfish... Do they work well with plants and the stocking above?

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I actually LOVE the scape, it doesn't seem too uniform or "manmade." It looks really natural too, some of the tanks that are just covered in plants are beautiful but look a bit too dense and remind you it's an aquarium...
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I'm looking at four yellow rainbow fish (pannan creek)...

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