Hello everyone, finally decided to crack on with my 2nd aquascape. Was a bit reluctant after my 1st catastrophe haha. 60ltr tank lasted about 3 months before everything died! Bit of an unusual size tank to scape but it's the only one I had not in use . Its a Juwel Rio 180 I believe with twin t8 fluorescent lights currently housing 2 powerglo bulbs( will be upgrading to a fluvalsky 2.0 after Christmas is out the way. I thought I'd start a journal as I'm expecting the worse haha. This way one of you guys with a better knowledge of the hobby will guide me in the right direction. This is by no means a pro scape. If anything it's pretty amaturistic but I gave it my best. Red lava rock as the hard scape. Westland organic topsoil as a base behind the rockd to build up as it was way cheaper than using aquatic soil. I topped this off with a mix of JBL proscape plant soil and colombo flora base pro. Finished off with a light silica sand foreground. I bought plants and put them in a heated nursery tank as I new most would melt and wanted them todo this out of the big tank so i wouldn't have to spend so long picking out the dead bits Plants list, Lobelia cardinalis dwarf Lobelia cardinalis wavy Pogostemon helferi Staurogyne repens Juncus repens - died in nursery tank after 1 week! Cryptocoryne undulatus kasselman Microsorum pteropus Hygrophila rosae australis Hygrophila lance Alternanthera rosafolia x2 Echinodorus ozelot green/red cant remember which one as the tag fell out in the shop. Lights currently on 10hrs a day.. I have 3 tanks plugged into an extension plug thats plugged into a timer from the wall so the light come in when the community tanks come on Injecting co2 via a fluval 95g pressurised co2 kit at about 3-4 bubbles per second. Turned on and off manually 1 hour before lights on and lights off. Here's a pic of me playing around with the hardscape(dont worry the towel was removed....I think?) haha.