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Equipment
10g Aqueon with glass tops
Aquaclear 20 with Fluval Edge sponge prefilter
Aquario Neo acrylic diffuser
Custom CO2 setup
Fluval Stratum substrate
Glass dropchecker
Nicrew ClassicLED Plus light
Finnex Planted+ HLC light

Fauna
Corydoras pygmaeus
Puntius titteya
Trichopodus trichopterus

Flora
Alternanthera reineckii
Cryptocoryne spiralis
Eriocaulon ratnagiricum
Hygrophila pinnatifida
Limnophila indica
Lobelia cardinalis
Rotala "H'ra"
Staurogyne repens
Vallisneria erecta
Vallisneria natans

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wow, amazed that it looks this good with just a 10G


I think you have done a great job of adding a foreground, midground, and background plants. it gives the tank much more depth! I think also placing green plants next to red plants and different textures makes the dutch scape look amazing!.

Any way to put the heater a bit lower in the water? it's a bit distracting

still have the cherry barbs? the gourami looks cute in there.

I think the tank looks great!
 

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Very healthy plant growth looking lush as well. Well done.


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wow, amazed that it looks this good with just a 10G


I think you have done a great job of adding a foreground, midground, and background plants. it gives the tank much more depth! I think also placing green plants next to red plants and different textures makes the dutch scape look amazing!.

Any way to put the heater a bit lower in the water? it's a bit distracting

still have the cherry barbs? the gourami looks cute in there.

I think the tank looks great!
Yeah, layout options have been tough with such a small tank. I really want the groups to be larger but with this many species in the tank it is impossible. The heater blocks valuable growing area so I have it up higher just for the background plants to be planted as far back as possible. I'll take a photo with all the equipment out for a nicer shot later.

The male and female cherry barbs are still in there! They are super chubby and constantly chasing each other around. I have 2 gourami fish in there, one pearl and one opaline. I might remove one because of the pearl being slightly aggressive. There are also 6 pygmy cories.
 

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would you consider running a canister filter with an inline heater?
It'll definitely buy you some space in there

I like your stock
Something to consider when I get a bigger tank. For now, the equipment is fine. The 100g I used to have was no equipment in the tank. I had 2 bulkheads on the bottom hooked up to an FX5 in a closed loop with 2 Hydor in-line heaters and a Cerge's reactor. I'd probably go with a fancy overflow system like Hendy uses in his for my next setup.
 

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Green dust algae all over the glass, probably due to moving plants around + addition of another light + too high of nutrient dose. I decided to not clean the glass and see what happens, and after about 2 weeks of not being able to see into the aquarium, the algae is almost gone without touching it. I think my pygmy cories appreciated the algae as they are now showing signs of breeding! I will upload a picture soon.
 
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