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First Planted Tank-20 gallon long (56k warning)

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So i just started my first planted tank. A 20 gallon long. Got my plants in today!
Here are a some shots.

With just substrate:


With the new plants:









I got the plants as a variety pack from aquariumplants.com. Not a bad number for $50. Only downside is that I have no idea what any of them are. I think a few are Swords of some sort, and a few may be some type of Rotala. I'm going to be going through the plant list here trying to identify them. If any one can help from the the pictures, that would be greatly appreciated!

Also, I know the layout stinks, but I'm probably not going to be keeping all these and will redo the layout once I figure out what I have to work with.
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If you want to get your "lighton" hrs back up you can raise your light higher above the tank, it also helps a lot with algae when there is a lot of strong light in a tank. Although I think 12hrs might be too much. From what I have seen and read most people do 8-10hrs on their planted tanks. I run all of my tanks on 9 hrs.
 
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