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Hi there. Here is the scaoe that I am currently working on.

Technical data:
Aquarium: 60/30/36cm
Lighting: HQI 70W 5200K
Filtration: Eheim 2213 - sponge, Substrat Pro
Substrate: ADA: Penac P, Penac W, Power Sand Special S, Aqua Soil Amazonia
Hardscape: Seiryu Stones, driftwood
CO2: pressurized 1,5kg
Ferts: ADA: Green Bacter, Green Gain, Phyton Git. PG: Classic, Makro KHCO3, MgSO4x7H2O, K2SO4

Plants: Bacopa australis, Eleocharis parvula, Hemianthus micranthemoides, Ludwigia arcuata, Micranthemum umbrosum, Pogostemon helferi, Proserpinaca palustris, Riccia fluitans, Rotala sp. Green, Rotala macrandra "Narrow", Christmas Moss, Pistia stratiotes
Animals: Nannostomus marginatus, Crossocheilus siamensis, Red Cherry shrimps

A few photos from the set-up:

Initial hardscape:


Hemianthus micranthemoides:


Slowly filling with the water:


First day:


After one week. The plants are growing nicely, I planted Glossostigma and Eleocharis in the foreground.


16 days after set-up. I will have to make a trimming soon. Glossostigma wasn't the best choice, I am seriously considering moss foreground.


More to come soon, hopefuly. All comments welcome!
 

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Very nice work. Have you thought about adding any reds to the tank?
 

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Thanks.
I took out the Glosso, It didn't really fit the aquascape.
I have red plants there - Ludwigia, Proserpinaca and Rotala - just have to wait till they become really red ;)
 

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Thanks.
I took out the Glosso, It didn't really fit the aquascape.
I have red plants there - Ludwigia, Proserpinaca and Rotala - just have to wait till they become really red ;)
In this way you are going to get a better contrast. Keep us updated with new pics.
Rgds
 

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I really like what you did with the stones,although they are all the same size it looks great.

In my opinion the only thing that does'nt fit is the Bacopa...i think you should stick the micranthemoides in the left and umbrosum and Rotala sp. Green in the right,and maybe a bit of red in the middle.

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Dror.
 

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Thank you.
A.Dror, you might be right about the Bacopa. We will see in a couple of weeks.

Quick shot after the trimming:

I also added some Riccia in the foreground - curious to see how it will work.
 

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whoa nice tank. I like it alot. So you decided to go with ricca for foreground?
 

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You have made a great tank chester. I am just starting my first planted aquarium and I am kind of hung up on what substrate to use. I see you listed the products you used and it would be a big help if you could tell me in what order you put them down.
 

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Thank you all!
Yup, the foreground is Riccia - it looks all right I guess.
The substrate is laid as listed - Penacs at the bottom then 2l of Power Sand and about 11l of Aqua Soil.
 

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65lts - about 17G. Correct me if I'm wrong - 1G=about 3,7lts?

An update, after making some changes in the background:
 
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