11-28-2005, 04:27 AM
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: South Central Idaho, USA
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Don't even think about changing out the substrate unless its really giving you headaches. It will take a while to get back to a 'happy place'. Try waiting it out or getting a phosphate binder if it really concerns you.
As far as aquascaping there are a ton of good threads around - you might want to develop more of a foreground. From your photos you need some shorter contrasting species in front of the taller stem plants. Looks nice. Any algae problems?