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80cm Nature Style Aquascape

Arslan316

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Hi

I am putting together my 2nd Aquascape (1st was a 30c nano tank). One of the things I find the hardest is creating a smooth transition between plants. I am looking for feedback on my plants selection and if you foresee any issues with the layout plan or the equipment. Some details below on the tank

Tank - All pond solution rimless 80cm x 40cm x 45cm (WxDxH) approx. 140 litres - Link
Light - Lominie Asta F120 50W LED Light (Might go with two of these) - Link
C02 - Pressurized C02 with twinstar diffuser - Link
Filter - Haven't fully decided but most likely with the all pond solution HOB 500L/H - Link

I have just finished the hardscape, I want to with a look between a minimalist Iwagumi and nature style if that makes sense.

Any feedback will be helpful, Thank you
 

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Yanee

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Hi Arslan, I think it is a good start. Also I would lay at least one rock down to make some different level of high. And if you have a slightly bigger rock piece that help to get more natural look.
 

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Thank you Yanee, that’s a good idea and will try it out. I have ordered the plants but had to replace the Rotala Hra with Blyxa Japonica. I should have the planting done in a few days, will send update pictures.
 

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Updated pictures
 

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An update on this tank
I went with two of the lights to illuminate the tank evenly but this caused major hair algae. I reverted back to one light and cleaned up the algae as much as I could.
 

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I have upgraded the light for this tank, I am now using the Chihiros Vivid 2 RGB running at 50W. Still have problem with green thread/hair algae, but I added 30 Amano shrimp and they are making a big difference. Will update in about a month.
 

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