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This is my 2foot 20G planted tank.
I have been thinking of how to scape it for a long time now and this is what i decided on.
Substrate ADA aqua soil amazonia
C02 added
2 pieces of bogwood
Lighting: 72Watts
Ferts: Seachem Excel
Plants:
Hair grass
Java fern
Bylaxx (dwarf)
Limnophila aromatica

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I have got rid of the green water now that is in the last photo.
Hairgrass is going mad and i added x-mas moss in the 2nd photo.

Fish:
13 Black Neons
4 Cardinal's
2 Stebia corys
2 shrimp (lost 6 in a nitrate spike)
2 Sword tails
 

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i thought about putting some in but i want the lawn to fill out alittle first then i will place some in if i find some i like :) crypts are a good idea though maybe red/purple type.

anyone know why bylaxx slows down growing and thins out? mine started to do this the other day it usualy grows well.

Thanks.
Nick.
 

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i have now added 15 younge shrimp 5 cherry, 5 tiger and 5 amano.

Still have slight green water as its not perfectly clear.

want to get rid of the java fern and replace it with a red plant or large bush of Bylxa.
any ideas?

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I kind of like the java fern. How bout a narrow leaf variety instead?

I think the Blyxa would look best if you were choosing between that and a red plant.
 

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Here is a few update photos of the progress of the tank so far, also added 3 otto's.

All plants are doing well, i have also started to try and get some HC to grow on top of the long piece of wood.

the layout will be changed this week when my plants arrive :)





 

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Really like the tank...the rotala looks nice too the left of the java fern. Great depth. Hope you don't make too dramatic of a change:icon_smil
 

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Thanks alot i have wanted it to look like this for a long time now and i have thought of ways i can improve it so hope my plants come tomorrow :icon_smil

will be taking out the java fern and replacing it with Blyxa (the large version) and the wood on the right is going to make more space for my other plants and so i can move the L. aromatica out of the corner.

can anyone suggest a way to reduce nitrates so the red in my plants comes out?

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right update on the tank scape.

I have removed the wood on right right and removed the christmas moss with it, i have replaced them with alternanth reineckii at the back and eustralis stellata next to it and the L aromatica is still at the back right.

At the left had side i have removed the Java fern and replaced it with Blyxa Aubertii and i have moved the Rotala to the right of the Blyxa A.

I think the tank looks much better now.

I will post photos after the water has cleared up some more.
 

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You could use a top off and some Purigen to clear the tannins, other than that it looks good.
 

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just an update on the tank , plants have grown so much i am very pleased with it at the moment just i dont have many fish, so new stock will be in soon.

 
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