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Looking for input on plant selection and layout.

Current setup:
260L 120cm*50cm*40cm
Diy led light CREE XP-G 12NW 6CW 6RB Bluefish mini
Custom sump w/ Eheim compact + 3000 Mechanical floss and pond matrix (looking for input here as well)
Colombo Nutribase
Colombo Flora Base pro

3 Young adult discus
5" & 3" Black Ghost Knifefish
Mating pair of bristle nose plecos
3 yo yo loaches
2 zebra loaches
Leopard Gourami
7 red nose tetras
10 cardinal tetras
10 harlequin rasboras
8 oto's

Thanks for any input. I'll also be running a 6"*6" algae scrubber shortly with 5 Cree 660nm and one hyper violet on each side.

Not using the power head ATM.

Thanks,

Patrick
 

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Not using the power head ATM.

Weird error. All my text for deleted.

Looking for input on plant selection and layout.

Current setup:
260L 120cm*50cm*40cm
Diy led light CREE XP-G 12NW 6CW 6RB Bluefish mini
Custom sump w/ Eheim compact + 3000 Mechanical floss and pond matrix (looking for input here as well)
Colombo Nutribase
Colombo Flora Base pro

5" & 3" Black Ghost Knifefish
Mating pair of bristle nose pelvis
3 yo yo loaches
2 zebra loaches
Leopard Gourami
5 red nose tetras
6 cardinal tetras
8 oto's

Thanks for any input. I'll also be running a 6"*6" algae scrubber shortly with 5 Cree 660nm and one hyper violet on each side.

Thanks,

Patrick
If you are looking for Fish, Check out da Master list.
Zen Master Peaceful
Most Peaceful fish( can be kept with red cherry shrimp)
Glow-light Tetra (Level 1 most peaceful)
Ghost / Glass catfish (Level 1 most peaceful)
Otocinclus Catfish ( Otto) (Level 1 most peaceful)
Corydoras Catfish ( Level 1 most peaceful) AKA Cory
White cloud mountain minnow (Level 1 most peaceful)
Harelequin Rasboras (Level 1 most peaceful)
Bristlenose Plecostomus ( level 1 unless gets too big)
Red Cherry Shrimp( Level 1, most peaceful)
Neon Tetra (Level 2 very peaceful)


* The Best Types Of Fish For Your Shrimp Aquarium


Super Peaceful(but may or may not have issues with red cherry shrimp):
Pearl Gourami (Level 2 very peaceful, note: I said PEARL Gourami not ALL Gourami)
Honey Gourami ( Level 2 very peaceful)
Platty (Level 2 very peaceful)
Long fin Zebra Danio (Level 2 very peaceful)
Long fin lepord zebra danio (Level 2 very peaceful)
vail tail Red cherry Barb (Level 2 very peaceful)
Red Cherry Barb (Level 2 very peaceful)
rummies ( Rummynose) (Level 2 very peaceful)
Flyingfox Siamese Algae Eater (Level 2 very peaceful)
Golden Killifish (Level 2 very peaceful)
Hacket Fish (Level 2 very peaceful)
Endlers livebearers (Level 2 very peaceful) related to the guppy AKA Poecilia Wingei
Fancy tail Guppy (Level 2 very peaceful)
Guppy Cobra male (Level 2 very peaceful)
Penguin Tetra (Level 2 very peaceful)
Black Neon Tetra (Level 2 very peaceful)
Kuhli Loaches(Level 2 very peaceful)
Moonlight gourami ( Level 3 very peaceful)
Metynnis Lippincottianus ( Level 3 very peaceful)
Pristella Tetra (Level 3 very peaceful)
Silver Dollars(Level 3 peaceful) * Warning: NOT PLANT SAFE!!!!! but ok to keep around other fish
Orange Ron Rio flame Tetra (Level 3 very peaceful)
White finned Rosy tetra (3 peaceful)
Blood Fin Tetra (Level 3 peaceful)

Still considered peaceful but slightly more aggressive then fish on list above( have chased fish but not hurt any that I have seen)
Black Ruby Barb ( Level 4 mostly peaceful)
Red Minor Tetra ( Level 4 mostly peaceful)
Pearl Danio ( Level 4 mostly peaceful)
Zebra Danio ( Level 4 mostly peaceful)
Black Molly. ( Level 4 mostly peaceful)

List of Fish to avoid if you have a relatively peaceful aquarium with smaller more fragile tank. .( Have killed, injured, maimed other fish even if my accident when getting food to aggressively)
Red-eyed Tetra /Lamp Eye Tetra ( Level 5)
3-spot Gouirami ( Level 5)
blue Gourmi ( Level 5)
Black Skirt ( has killed cherry barb) ( Level 5, has killed several cherry barbs)
Tiger Barbs(bad fin nippers)( Level 5)
Paradise Fish ( Level 6) ( One member said " he sucked the eyes out of my corries -thegirlundertherainbow)
Pictus Catfish ( has killed several smaller fish) ( Level 6, has killed fish)
dwarf Gourami ( Level 7, have heard stories about killing aquarium full of fish)
Buenos Aires ( Level 7, eats plants too, will kill and seriously injure smaller fish, has killed, seriously injured, mutilated smaller fish as witnessed first hand)

Blue tetras ( 5+ level, yet to be determined)
Colombian tetra ( 5+ level, yet to be determined)
Dawn Tetra ( 5+ level, yet to be determined)
Silver tip tetra(need more information on) ( 5+ level, yet to be determined)
Serpae ( unknown personally but read on forums) ( 5+ level, yet to be determined)
Bucktooth Tetra(Exodon paradoxus) ( 5+ level, yet to be determined)
Sailfin Tetra (Crenuchus spilurus) (scale nipping) ( 5+ level, yet to be determined)
Oscar (Level 8 Very dangerous)
Piranha ( Level 9 true monster fish)
Goliath Tigerfish ( Level 9 true monster fish)
snakehead ( Level 9 true monster fish)
Wolffish ( Level 9 true monster fish)
Aligator Gar ( Level 9 true monster fish)
Paroon Shark ( Level 9 true monster fish)
Red Tail Catfish ( Level 9 true monster fish)
Arowana (Level 9, a true monster fish)
Vampire tetras aka payara (Level 10: The Tetra Devil) * hunts and kills piranha for fun, seriously! ( Level 10 out of 10!!!!! Also known as the Hydrolycus scomberoides
* Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ySL8g5Oi4vE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rc22MPCNoA8

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/2...e-aggressive-peaceful-may-hurt-kill-fish.html
 

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I think the hardscape looks nice as it is. Fill in the back-left with some stem plants, maybe another grouping of stems in the right corner to balance it out. Some shorter foreground plants here and there and you'll have a pretty nice scape.

Are those sword plants in the left corner? Might want to adjust location so they are not right up against the glass, give them some room to spread out a bit.
 

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I've added a few more fish. Three youngish discus and a few schooling fish. The discus have most of their color but still relatively small.

They are swords in the back. I'll move them forward a bit. I also picked up a bit of fore and mid ground plants. I'll update when I get them planted.

Born and raised in NE Mpls. :)
 
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