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1st attempt at aquascaping

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    With the Otos leave them until the tank is well establish as they like to hide plus they are an excellent algae cleaner.

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    This is where i am upto now. In there are 12 embers, 3 endlers(male and 2 females),and 6 yellow sukura shrimp. 0ED5CB12-1E2A-4ED2-92B7-00C71BDEDFD4.
     
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    Other than the red plant everything is looking very good.
    My suggestion would be to move it to the rear of the tank in the area I have suggested that is the right of the small DW.
    Reason being being red and its location it's becoming the main focal point.

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    Keep up with liquid fertiliser and a reduced lighting period for now and water changes while everying is adapting
     
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    I dose a half dose of tnc complete every week, Lighting period is 6 hrs daily, 4.30-10.30 evenings. I have not done any water changes as yet, they don't need to be done as often with the Walsted method. I intend to just siphon the substrate and replace the water that is siphoned out. Fish are happy and plants doing well.
     
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    What about yout tank in the meantime, Chris?
     
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    Hi Mossy, the tank is blooming, plants are good and i am happy with the stocking, which is. 12 ember tetras 10 cardinals 2m/f endlers 7 ottos 5 croaking gouramis and 8 yellow sukura shrimp. 2 shrimp are carrying eggs and the embers are spawning all the time. Still no water changes and everything is looking good.
     
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    Gorgeous Chris,
    I am glad with you, that everything works well.

    Post us a picture, if you find the time - I am curious...:cool:
     
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    Your plants grow well Chris,
    except your moss on the rocks, it seems it became brown?
    Maybe clean it a bit more often from dirt, (maybe with moving a wooden spoon above it - the best while you change the water... ) so the moss gets more light to grow.

    Your red leafed Ludwigia (?) could be pruned to one third and the pieces could be planted to the pruned stems, to get a compactly looking little shrub. It needs a lot of light to stay strong red and perhaps some iron-fertilizer. Maybe the plant in the left background takes too much light away?

    Love the rocks in your tank. (y)

    Your ground cover moss (Cladophora Aegagropila linnaei ?) can be washed out from dirt like a spunch, the best outside the tank, which is very practically.
     
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