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So I recently cut down on my larger tanks as I didn't have too much spare time to work on them, however leaving the hobby probably wouldn't of been easy :p.
So I set up a 7 gallon from AI and had it sitting around for a little while.
It was quite rushed so hopefully grows in nicely :eek:
Also, ignore the loads of wires and equipment as it's mostly temporary, however I'm still waiting to put in my eheim skimmer.

Equipment list:
-2x fluval 13w PCs
-aquatek regulator on 10 pounder (1bps)
-3 in 1 diffuser
-Marineland 50w heater
-eheim Ecco 2232

Substrate:
-ADA Amazonia
-AI root fert pellets

Hardscape:
-Ohko stones

Plants: (most are from my past tanks)
-utricularia graminifolia
-pogostemon helferi
-hydrocotyle verticillata
-tonina fluviatilis
-ammania multiflora*
-rotala macranda
-mini pellia
-Bolbitis Heteroclita Cuspidata

Livestock: (plans so I'm not sure of combinations yet)
-shrimps (amanos, crystals, fire reds)
-peacock gudgeons
-galaxy rasboras
-Otos

Tanks all cloudy and rushed :p so feel free to let me know what you think, I will try to update this every other week or so to see how it grows out.
Hopefully I can get a LED pendant or fixture over this tank in near future.
Also, had the whole pride rock theme in mind when I set the rocks up, but completely forgot when planting as that was a PITA :p
 

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I can see the potential
 

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if that plant in the front right corner is what I think it is, forget name, you will end up moving it, the one with the larger round leaves.
 

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if that plant in the front right corner is what I think it is, forget name, you will end up moving it, the one with the larger round leaves.
That's hydrocotyle verticillata, I've never had invasive issues wih it, so I didn't mind it mingling with the UG :p
 

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looks good so far, I really like the rockscape, good job.

I would def trim down the UG once it settles in, it will grow lower shorter leaves as long as your light is efficient enough. That will get you better depth perception/perspective from the midground rocks/ background
 

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looks good so far, I really like the rockscape, good job.

I would def trim down the UG once it settles in, it will grow lower shorter leaves as long as your light is efficient enough. That will get you better depth perception/perspective from the midground rocks/ background
Thanks :) and I appreciate the advice.
I was planning on waiting until I see runners before anything gets a trim :p they still look messy as heck.
 

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quick update!
just some bad quality snaps that I uploaded! foreground is still messy, but much greener now. the filter is also making the substrate uneven and creating a ditch :( but the hydrocotyle don't seem to mind at all.
-UG is spreading.
-downoi looks a little perkier, but still a little folded.
-Tonina and ammania are growing quickly.
-Lots of new hydrocotyle opening up.

FTS, don't mind the wires everywhere. not much eye candy until it fills in!


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