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Thanks again for all the feedback.

Tank specs in detail -

Tank and cabinet
60x30x36cm German opti-white (low iron) glass and bespoke cabinet supplied by for feature in Practical Fishkeeping magazine. I understand the same German aquarium manufacturer also supplies ADA, but I don't have the logo. :D

Filtration and heating
Fluval 405 external canister (1300lph) with lily pipes and clear hose. Plenty of flow is good! I also use a Hydor ETH 200 inline external heater set to 24C.

Arcadia overtank luminaire (4 x 24w HO T5) with Arcadia Plant Pro and JBL Nature (9000K) tubes. I only run half the lighting for an 8 hour photoperiod. It's plenty for these plants.

2Kg pressurized system with Rhinox 1000 diffuser. 1 bubble per second with solenoid. Approx 25-30ppm with glass drop checker and 4dKH/bromo blue solution

ADA Aqua Soil Amazonia mixed with black inert gravel, sloped a little to rear

2ml Tropica Plant Nutrition+ per day. 50% water change per week with hard tap water high in NO3 and PO4.

Water parameters
I haven't tested my aquarium water in over 4 years. The plants and fish are the best indicator of water quality, in my opinion.

Midori wood and Mini landscape rocks

Staurogyne sp.
Pogostemon helferi
Crytocoryne wendtii 'Green'
Anubias barteri var. nana
Blyxa japonica
Microsorium pteropus 'Philippine'
Alternanthera reineckii

Fish and inverts
Hyphessobrycon herbertaxelrodi
Otocinclus sp.
Caridina multidentata

Any more questions, please ask.

Thanks, again.

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you have that magic green thumb for quite a while now. Which ever scape you present here or elsewhere they are all very impressive. Great work, keep it going! And good luck down there in A.!!!

Yes, I've one more question concerning the tap you use. Any idea how much silicates it holds?

Thanks again,
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