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Great start. The only thing is that it looks so organized and there is no defined point and the plants are in a kinda....whats the word....boxy arrangement. Maybe adding more driftwood to make a defined centerpiece. "Shape" the plants into more of a mellow contrast with the wood.

What are your specs? The plants, lighting, filtration, substrate, frtilizers and fert plan, co2. To me the plants look like Hairgrass, Wisteria, Green Combomba, Red Ludwigia, Vallisneria sp., either ozelot sword or melon sword, dwarf hairgrass, and dwarf sag. But those are guesses.

It also looks like your using eco complete. I would suggest a black background on the tank aswell.


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Here is a rundown of the specs

Lighting
170 watts 2x65 odyssea(I know thats not great but i'm on a student budget here)
and 2x20 watts power glow florescent tubes
(I can add more later if needed but I would rather not)

Substrate
soilmaster select charcoal


Co2
DIY baby 3 bottle rig still working out the kinks

Filtration
404 fluval canister

I plan on getting another small piece of driftwood on the right side of aquarium to even everything out.

and you guessed all the plants lol
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Here is a rundown of the specs

Lighting
170 watts 2x65 odyssea(I know thats not great but i'm on a student budget here)
and 2x20 watts power glow florescent tubes
(I can add more later if needed but I would rather not)

Substrate
soilmaster select charcoal


Co2
DIY baby 3 bottle rig still working out the kinks

Filtration
404 fluval canister

I plan on getting another small piece of driftwood on the right side of aquarium to even everything out.

and you guessed all the plants lol

Well the CO2 is not going to be sufficient long term unless you have your refills all ready. I would group the driftwood to make it seem like one piece. Dont make multiple visual points as it will get crazy. Unless you can arrange it to be very unique and very well laid out then I would try keeping it to gether. You should be fine with lighting as far as your plant selection is. I think a little more tweaking with the tank as far as a scape and you will be good to go. Your tank is off to a good start, you have many plants, and I can only see good coming from this.


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thanks alot for the encouragement man
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wow, you ride at perfect north. so do i, but i ski. u any good? sucks when you have rentals, can't ride in the terrain park. save your money and buy a decent board, it helps a lot.

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yea i do ride there, how did you know that??
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i saw your pic on photobucket. pic was taken by the red lift, right at the base of center stage. to your back is the rental shop, and directly to your left is the west lodge.

know the place by heart . . . im there four days a week.

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