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It definitely looks much more natural now as well. I'd give the plants time to settle and get used to the new light. How many hours are you running the light per day? Are you doing an on and off routine?

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The 2 old lights i run an on off system but the new one ill be running for 12ishhrs and the others will stay on their on off schedule. The new light doesn't look any where near a bright but if i get algae ill cut its time back and play ny feel, i think the other lights are on roughly 3 hours then 4 hours id have to double check the timer 

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so! i did a big trim 2 nights ago and i come to the conclusion nearly every plant is in the wrong place

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The Belem should be in the middle where the Mayaca Fluviatilis is.

The Tonina should be where the Rotala sp green is.

the Mayaca Fluviatilis should be on the back edge where part of the Belem is.

the fare left side i could have used 3 variations of Rotala, the green, Pink and Colorata for a kind of color wheel look around that edge.

the mini red should gone where the Hygro is.

the Hygro, well i should have got it in a submersed for rather then emersed and then used it on the vertical logs around the top.

Side note: found a pic of me putting the plants in, you can really see the sense of accomplishment! 

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but hey this is a learning curve i guess, the issues with the Belem and Tonina i feel are very rookie mistakes! They are both in areas that are only getting like 70% strength where as the Mayaca is getting the best of the light and i don't feel it needs it.

I'm torn, between pulling them all up and doing the shuffle or seeing how it goes as is. The Belem copped a very big hair cut with the hope that the regrowth should be a lot better with the new light so I'm not sure how it will go being moved.

The Tonina i really don't think is going to pull though in the place it is. and the Rotala shouldn't be to much of an issue to move but i don't really have enough to fill the gap where i was thinking about putting it so i would probably just put it in to the shrimp rack to hold out. i do feel the Tonina would do 100% better in the better lighting there... maybe i will do that when i get a chance. I had to bin half the Tonina because it died and rotted away the rest i had to half the height because the base was all dead and rotting away.

The Erio's & hair grass are all fine, the Hydro Jap Mini is growing out of control in parts and I'm starting to think i should have listened to the voice in the back of my head saying don't put it in it grows to fast and wild. I pulled a bunch out of the left side so the Erio could actually be seen and I'm hopeful they (the erio's) all start getting the tall growth habit i picked them for soon, damn slow growing erio's!

i should have also dropped the Moss in when i was dry starting. i had envisioned fissedens growing off the vertical logs and maybe weeping moss of the horizontal logs with a small leafed anubias or buce on the top for that aged jungle look.       

  

       

 

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Kaylenna

I was inspired to try Hydrocotle after staring at your pictures... 

LOVE it.  I'm so tempted to start tearing out the other ground cover to give it more space.

Thank you for sharing your experiences!

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Moving day! Got busy and shuffled things, im liking it more already, now to collect a few more stems and plants and it will be closer to my vision. Well as long as the belem and tonina live 

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Moving day! Got busy and shuffled things, im liking it more already, now to collect a few more stems and plants and it will be closer to my vision. Well as long as the belem and tonina live 
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We need the FB-style "reaction" button so I can click "wow" and not just thumbs up! That looks awesome !
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Burger

Love it. Can't wait to start my bigger tank. Got a very similar piece of drift wood as you centre piece. Looks awesome man!

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buck

Ive got a video to upload too but its being a massive pain. 

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OMG... the discus are so bloody timid... but it was funny watching them poke their head out one after another... haha. They were hungry monsters in my tank and will eat a whole chicken if I chuck one in. They love nibbling my fingers when I feed them. I reckon you need to add another 4-10 more discus... maybe they would school more boldly?

The iridescence in the blue ram is showing nicely... evident of the electric blue x normal blue ram parentage.

You have 6 months to breed those adolfois!!! They are so cute. I want I want I want!!! Haha.

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23 minutes ago, jc12 said:

OMG... the discus are so bloody timid... but it was funny watching them poke their head out one after another... haha. They were hungry monsters in my tank and will eat a whole chicken if I chuck one in. They love nibbling my fingers when I feed them. I reckon you need to add another 4-10 more discus... maybe they would school more boldly?

The iridescence in the blue ram is showing nicely... evident of the electric blue x normal blue ram parentage.

You have 6 months to breed those adolfois!!! They are so cute. I want I want I want!!! Haha.

you might actually be on to something with the bigger school idea, but they are getting better slowly, this is an old ( 2 weeks ago) video, the last week they have been way less skittish. The adolfoi aren't as active as i thought they would be, maybe something is off with them atm. The cardinals have grown really fast and look great.

I have a few big open spots for plants still that i need to sort out but over all I'm happy with how things are progressing.  

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Looking awesome @buck! Looks like the plants are responding well to the new light ?

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