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New planted 36 bowfront set up

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Been a few years since I’ve had aquariums. Pretty excited to get back into it. Here’s a quick look- I welcome any feedback

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rummynose tetras
Corys
Amano shrimp

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Beautiful! I have the same tank with a similar wood piece but on the right side. I sloped the gravel down and have so many random plants but I love my dwarf and regular subulata. I have gouramis, corys, kuhlis, an African butterfly fish and some tetras. I love the look of your tank too. Some are just too crowded.
 

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Looks great!! Make sure the anubias rhizome is not planted in the substrate otherwise they will die.
absolutely. I use braided fishing like anchored to fishing weights so that the plant essentially floats right on top of the substrate vs being buried within it. So far a couple new leaves have popped up, but we’ll see if I have any issues long term
 

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Very nice tank....really like the aquascape. I am just getting back into aquariums after a couple year hiatus. I had a 120 gal, 90 gal and 75 gal with a bunch of big fish....got really tired of the massive water changes. Picked up a 32 gal Fluval Flex am decided to give planted tanks a try. Much more relaxing, much less water to change.
 

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Plants seems to be growing and reproducing at a decent clip. I’m doing medium lighting for 7 hours a day, broken up into two blocks of time with a few hour break in-between. Had some slight hair algae in the beginning but that has been gone for a bit now. I’ve cleaned off the fungus from the driftwood twice now and it keeps coming back. Does anyone find that oto’s will actually eat this stuff?
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Update: have been struggling with cloudy water for the last 1.5 weeks. I grabbed some activated carbon to see if it could clear it up for me. Upon opening up the filter to add the carbon I noticed just how bad my filter already needed to be cleaned. After a good cleaning in tank water and new carbon, we’re back to clear! Before and after photos attached
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Been a few years since I’ve had aquariums. Pretty excited to get back into it. Here’s a quick look- I welcome any feedback

current stock

rummynose tetras
Corys
Amano shrimp
Great looking tank :) like the aquascape so far! On thing I would say (although maybe others dissagree) But I like to have my inlet and outlet on opposite sides of the tank to ensure good flow/distribution of nutrients. I guess this tank is more tall than long so maybe less of an issue.
 
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