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I haven't posted on here in a while but my 60P is on it's second iteration since I moved to Dallas at the beginning of the year. The first scape was high tech with stems and what not. It got really bad spiro so I was forced to drop an algaefix bomb in there after removing all the livestock and affected plants.

I was tired of pruning stems and constant algae issues so I went low tech on this scape. Lowered the lighting to 25% intensity and switched to PPS dosing. I have no3 in my tap water and the fish also provide it so I don't need to add any.

The crypts were tissue culture so they are taking some time adapting to underwater conditions but haven't shown any signs of melting. This tank has been running for several weeks now and I see new leaves on most of the plants. The wood did have a lot more buces glued to it but looked off so I moved them to my mini m (ill add a couple pictures of it below). When the MP and peacock moss grows some I'll add to bare spots on the wood.

Tank: ADA 60P mist
Light: Twinstar E series on 25% intensity for 7 hours per day
Substrate: Aquasoil
Co2: Paintball pressurized, 1 bps
Ferts: PPS Pro
Plants: Crypt parva foreground, crypt nurrii in back left, crypt undulata back right, crypt green gecko right midground, mini java fern, mini bolbitis, buces, mini pellia, peacock moss
Livestock: 5 Chili rasbora, amano shrimp, cherry shrimp, assassin snails


left side

right side


angle i normally view from the couch


mini m

 

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It is going to be super exciting to see this one grow in, love the crypts! :) Just a heads up: The Twinstar E on a 60P gives about 50 to 60 PAR at the substrate level. Running 1/4 power that would be around 10-15 PAR which might be too low even for crypts.
 

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Tank is plugging along, although growing painfully slow. That is probably a good thing since I hate trimming. The crypts aren't doing what I thought they would. Besides growing really slow, the nurrii in particular is growing really thin blades. When I had it in the past the leaves were pretty fat and kinda flopped over close to the substrate. Maybe it's a different variety? Same thing with the green gecko, it just doesn't look like the pictures I see online. Oh well, they look healthy enough...

I did add a bunch of buces to the front center. Also added some leftover fissidens and xmas moss from another tank. There is now pencil fish and some CPD's in there along with the shrimp.



 

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The parva carpet is almost filled in on the left side. It's probably my favorite carpet I've had. Definitely the easiest to maintain! The green gecko was getting super thick, I shouldn't have planted so much. I hacked it back a couple weeks ago but leaving some leaves.



 

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Thinned out the nurrii on the left side and added some to the back right. Also finally got my hands on some Pink Panther so should be interesting if the new growth is pinkish without having super high light.




 

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Slow and steady, but absolutely Beautiful!!!
 

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Not so many crypts in the tank anymore haha. Trimmed the stems recently so it looks kind of empty in the upper part of the tank. I'm about to sell off the HC so if anyone wants some, let me know!



 
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