Complete makeover!!!

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Hey everybody

So I’ve a Juwel Lido 200 that I think is ready for an makeover. I’m looking to go heavily planted but have no co2 etc as of yet (just the lights/heater/filter). Happy to go co2 to ensure a better balanced tank.

We can talk everything from substrate to hardscape to plants.

All ideas welcome. Go!!!
 
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first thing will be to decide what overall look and feel you want the tank to have. why don't you post a few images of tanks you like and we can start from there?...
 

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These are thoughts I’m having. Budget would be up to £300-£400
 

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Just an unabashed plug, why don’t you make a day trip to Aquarium Gardens. Sort out the layout in the sand pit areas. Plants can be taken or posted later.

If you are unsure how to get the look you want, might be worth the 2 hour journey and save you money in the long run whilst getting exactly what you want?
 

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Anything more local? My wife wouldn’t appreciate the day away as much as I would lol (I don’t drive)
 
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My suggestion would be that Photos 1 and 6 could be easily achievable in the type of setup you are looking at. I think 2 is not ambitious enough! 3 and 5 I would avoid as a beginner (carpet will be very slow growing in low tech). 4 is also achievable - you need to decide if you want this look or the more 'structured' look of 1 and 6?
 

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If I look at purchasing co2 would all be achievable? Reason I ask is that I have issues with BBA currently and understand my balance is off. Having a more consistent co2 source will help I’ve read.
 
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