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Started up a new low-tech tank about 1.5 months ago. This time I wanted to try one with a low growing carpet so I chose a few types to see which ones would work.

- ADA 90p(48 gallons)
- Mixed aquasoil(Up aqua sand, brightwell aquatics florinvolcanit)
- Eheim 2217
- nano koralia 240
- current satellite+ pro


Flora
- Hemianthus glomeratus
- Rotala rotundifolia
- Ludwigia repens x arcuata
- Alternanthera Reineckii mini
- Cryptocoryne becketti "petchii"
- Hydrocotyle tripartita Japan
- Staurogyne repens
- Micranthemum 'monte carlo'
- Anubias nana petite
- Anubias pangolino
- bucephalandra varieties
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Wave moss loxogramme Sp.
- Ranunculus inundatus
- Windelov java fern

Fauna
- Amano shrimp
- red cherry shrimp
- neon tetra
- harlequin rasbora
- espei rasbora
- nerite snail
- pest snails(ramshorn, pond)

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Bump: Around this time I decided to take out the glossostigma since it wasn't spreading for me and instead growing vertically so I moved all the stauro to one side and decided to fill the space behind the monte carlo with more ranunculus.

 

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And around two weeks before I took out the stem plants in the back and cut them in half. The old growth wasn't looking very nice. Need to grow it out again



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Awesome tank, really admirable! You seem to have a mix of harlequin and espei rasbora, similar but not the same.
You are correct, I forgot to add them. Thanks for the reminder.
 

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I love your tank and jealous over your driftwood. You gave me an inspiration to set up mine ☺
 
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This is a beautiful tank.

What (if anything) is your dosing?
Thanks. I am dosing thrive from nilocg. It's a liquid pump bottle based on the EI method. I dose about 1/3 of that and do weekly 50% water changes... but from now on I will be slowly cutting back on the ferts until I see deficiencies.
 

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Gorgeous!

Bump: Also, what kind of buces are those? I'm sorry if you've already posted the answer...I'm at work and don't have time to fully read everything...lol

Bump: Also, what kind of buces are those? I'm sorry if you've already posted the answer...I'm at work and don't have time to fully read everything...lol
 

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Gorgeous!

Bump: Also, what kind of buces are those? I'm sorry if you've already posted the answer...I'm at work and don't have time to fully read everything...lol

Bump: Also, what kind of buces are those? I'm sorry if you've already posted the answer...I'm at work and don't have time to fully read everything...lol
Sorry Steve, I'm not sure. I got them in a random buce package.

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Gorgeous!

Bump: Also, what kind of buces are those? I'm sorry if you've already posted the answer...I'm at work and don't have time to fully read everything...lol

Bump: Also, what kind of buces are those? I'm sorry if you've already posted the answer...I'm at work and don't have time to fully read everything...lol
Sorry Steve, I'm not sure. I got them in a random buce package.
 

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Made a few changes. Took out the hydrocotyle and baby tears since they were getting a bit weedy and overtaking the other plants. The AR mini was always there, but covered under the hydro. Now I'll try to grow them out. Replaced the baby tears with ludwigia sp. red and added a small patch of dwarf hairgrass to see how it does.

 
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