Ahh ok .
I didn't think I have been adding enough.
Ph only drops from 6.7-5.6 and drop checker just about hits lime green ( water is very soft )
If you do a basic search online for cherry rasorbas/tetra/barb the red gills look fairly common on the females .
Great, I love dark backgrounds, they help quite a lot to define tour plants and give a lot of contrast. Light backgrounds work very well for aquascapes imitating terrestrial landscapes, but black or at least dark colours IMO match much better with aquatic scapes.
I had a very very quick mock up of some LED back lighting ,
Placed behind the tank and it looks effective .
When I get some spare time I will rig something proper up but I think this could go down well ,
I have warm white , day white , cold white and royal blue LEDs so I could have a few settings .
Soooooo after a long winded two years of not having a tank set up due to personal reasons .... I've now got a project under way.
Bought myself a few new little bits but still using the same tank.
Had a little play last night and this is what I have come up with it.
Posting for some constructive criticism
I do have some manzantia wood which I could also include but kinda like it without.
Haven't even thought about plants yet.
Ive got all the time in the world so want to take my time and get it right