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20 gallon L update (pictures)

So after much trial and error with my 20 galling long tank I feel like I am finally getting somewhere. Since the last time I posted about this tank having trouble I have added/ removed quite a few things.
I stopped dosing flourish excel, and took out the 10,000k bulb from the t5ho fixture.
Things I added:
-API root tabs
-Started dosing API Carbon booster
-replaced 10000k bulb with 6700k
After I added the tabs and started dosing the c02 booster I started seeing great results in less than a weeks time.
I have recently added another coralife t5ho fixture with a colormax bulb for freshwater and a 6700k bulb.

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I would like to add that a lot of quality was lost uploading the images and the plants are MUCH greener in rl. I will upload a new video shortly.
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It's lovely! Great looking rocks. The plant placement has a very elegant simplicity to it, without veering into iwagami pretentiousness. My only critique is a personal one: I'm not a big fan of mollies. They're so overbred for color, I always feel like they're the fakest thing in a tank.
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You gotta get that heater out of site. Looks good otherwise.
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I agree completely with the statement about the mollies. The only reason they are there is because they were my first fish I ever had and Ive grown an emotional attachment to them.

In regards to the heater, my friend also advised moving it but idk, for some reason I like it where it is. I seem to be alone on that though haha.

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heres a quick time lapse so you guys can get a better idea of the tank;

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I agree completely with the statement about the mollies. The only reason they are there is because they were my first fish I ever had and Ive grown an emotional attachment to them.
That is completely legit.
In any case, all the fish seem to be really happy in the time lapse. Curious and active, but not frantic.
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thanks!
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