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everything seems in order .. except I hate the Red Sea reactor..looking for replacement..

All else is ok.. starting ferts tomorrow..
 

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Looks good!! Lets see some specs! Like lighting, filtration, substrate, etc :D

Are you planning to add some foreground plants, what about the livestock choices?
 

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Tek Wave 48in T5 VHO lighting
4 Coralife 10k daylight bulbs - High output T5 - 54 watts (48in) 2.88 WPG
Approx 1 inch of eco-complete with black sand on top
Filstar XP L Canister Filter
Red Sea Co2 Pro set up (5# tank)

I do want some foreground plants.. but I wanted to wait until i got the bigger ones in and a bit more established..

I haven't thought much about livestock yet.. I have ideas..but again, since Im so new to plants and co2 Im taking it slow..
 

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Some new pics ..

Anubia pushing out of the substrate:
 

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Here are some updated pics..


Panda Cory chillin:



Not sure what this plant is:



This guy is almost to the top of the tank now:





This Cryp came back from a nub:

 

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since Im so new to plants and co2 Im taking it slow..
You know how often we hear that around here? Almost NEVER! Kudos!!!! :biggrin:

If you spread out your stem plants a bit more, you can help make sure more light is getting to the bottom of the stems. If you don't, they'll shed the leaves at the bottom and start looking all "leggy."

If you trim back some of your longer stems and replant them, most stem plants will start sending out branches right underneath the cut. Keep trimming and replanting the new stem an inch or two from the parent, and that's how you end up with nice "bushes."
 

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Thank you Lauralee.. my pensiveness is because I never know if I am cutting in theright place..my red plants (forget the name) are lagging.. I gotta figure out what Im doing wrong with them..
 

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Well, been pruning and replanting a lot.. things look pretty good so far..
starting to up the livestock too.. love my Denisons Barbs ;)

 

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My Vals are coming back nicely too :)
 

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This guy is growing FAST.. almost to the top of the tank
 
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