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Hi everyone,
This is my first posting on this forum.
I have just started started aquascaping 3 months ago.
Below the result of my work for the last 3 months (a lot of changes have been made in between).

Please let me know your feedback and suggestions.

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The plants I have are :
Echinodorus Tenellus
Cryptocoryne Wendtii
Bacopa Caroliana
Bacopa Monnieri
Hemianthus Microthemoides
Ludwigia Repens
Hygrophila Rosanervig
Cryptocoryne crispatula balansae
Cabomba Furcata
Nympheae Lotus
Micranthemans Umbrosum
Rotala Wallichii
Hygrophila Compact
Anubias nana berteri
Unknown plant 1
Unknown plant 2

The plants have been heavily pruned recently and I am waiting for them to grow.

I would be glad if someone can help me identify these 2 plants.

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On your plant IDs, I don't know the first one. The second one is one of the many varieties of Alternanthera reineckii.

As far as your scape goes, I think you should continue working with your hardscaping (rocks, driftwood). The flaming, round red rock and the visibly sawed off portions of your driftwood make it look anything but natural and harmonic. Try getting differently colored rocks with more subtle color and more 'character.' And/or get more driftwood that doesn't have the visibly sawed off portions (or be planned to disguise them).

As far as your plantings go, continue to let the plants fill in. However, you may want to create more of a midground as I forsee the transfer from background to foreground as a bit sharp.

Try reading what's in the weekly topic archive on this site for more tips.

Keep up the good work. Creating a good aquascape isn't easy. :)


(p.s. I suppose I am the only one being harsh on people's tanks as of late, but I feel that these people came here to get advice on how to improve their tanks rather than have their tanks unconditionally praised no matter what it looks like.)

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Thanks tsunami and Stevenl.

I guess I will either remove or rotate the stump on the right to hide the protruding part. More lilkely to be removed to create some empty space.
The round red rock will definitely be gone. I have used it to weigh down something but have forgotten to remove it.
I will post more pictures after my next major changes.
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