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Hi-- you are off to a great start.
You might give some details on your lighting, type of soil, and whether high or low tech so others can suggest plants that will do well in your set-up.
 

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Hi Tanks for the reply. Please find below details

Lighting: Chihiros A451 plus, 45W colour temp: 8000k
Soil: ada amazonia 2
CO2 injection: Yes, 1bps
Fertilizer: Thrive All In One Liquid Fertilizer, 1 pump 1xweek after water change.

orderrd twin star CO2 diffuse as im having issues with the current diffuser.

Can you also advise some simple layouts that would work for this 10 gallon tank.

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Patrick
 

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You have good set of lights and co2 injection, you should certainly go for some nice coloured stems in the background.


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Agreed! An option would be to add more soil to the back and hold it up in the middle with your drift wood to create a slope effect from back to front or back corner to opposite front corner. Then plant stems along the back.

Lookin good!


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A great start! My first thought was that a nice reddish stem behind the driftwood would look good. You mentioned Rotala Rotundifolia, which is a good choice. If it were my tank, I would start by sloping the substrate a bit towards the back left corner (this will raise the driftwood a bit and give a greater sense of depth).

Then I would plant the following:

Anubias nana petite, hygrophilia pinnatafida, or bucephalandra on the driftwood. These are nice for tying onto driftwood/rocks since they do not need to be planted in the substrate.
Some sort of stem behind the driftwood (rotala or similar).
I'm not sure what type of plant you already have planted, but it would be good clumped around the base of the driftwood and along the back of the aquarium interspersed with a med sized cryptocoryne.
In the foreground I would go for an easy carpet plant (I don't know the specs of your light so that can rule some things out) such as a dwarf hairgrass or a micro sword.

Either way, you are off to a good start and have healthy looking plants already!

Good luck!
-AM
 
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