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I orginally posted this on the UK Aquatic Plant Society forum...so apologies if you have already seen it.

This is the smaller of my two display tanks. I just set this up last weekend:

45"x32"x30" approx

Lighting: LED lighting (Pacific Sun Metis).
Filtration: Eheim 2180
Circulation: Vortech MP10 ( maybe add another when I can afford it)
substrate: ADA Amazonia, dennerle and unipac black sand/gravel, tropica.
CO2: injection via TMC1500 diffuser
UV: Vectron 600
Hardscape: Manzanita wood and boulders/pebbles.


The empty tank in situ:


Starting the scaping:


The "looking a bit iffy" stage:



Positioning the branches:


The tanks planted and filled:




Now just waiting to settle in and grow.

PAR readings are good, the LEDs are reduced to 80% of power and producing ~40-50 micromols at substrate.

Fauna:

M.praecox "Pagai" F2s
M.sexlieata "Kiunga/Blaurucken"
M.muccullochi "Skull Creek"
M.pygmae
G. kabia "Paro Village"
C. alleni "Sirwio"

Prolly a few SAEs and thinking about corys... maybe.

Hope you like. :smile:
 

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Looks pretty good! I like the hardscape, but I'm not sure how those java ferns(?) on the manzanita will look. They seem a bit distracting.
 

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I know this tank from UKAPS and it's awesome. I love those naturalistic rounded stones that you used in combination with the driftwood. Do you have more pictures of the fish as well?
 

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I know this tank from UKAPS and it's awesome. I love those naturalistic rounded stones that you used in combination with the driftwood. Do you have more pictures of the fish as well?
I was thinking of the same thing. Pictures of the fish too.

Awesome tank Sanj. Right up there with your large tank! (which is one of my favorite tanks!)
 
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