First ever planted tank after 30 years!

Anubias

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It’s crazy but after all these years Nick72 I am very excited about planting as I’ve only ever pushed plants into gravel and slowly watched as they slowly decomposed In front of my eyes!😂
30 years on, things have changed a bit including me!
 

Ray

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I am very excited about planting as I’ve only ever pushed plants into gravel and slowly watched as they slowly decomposed In front of my eyes!
30 years on, things have changed a bit including me!
You just described my childhood 30 years ago!

Loving what you did with the hard scape, subscribed.
 

Anubias

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Hi guys!
Update on my tank, it’s more of a technical issue but I can’t stop my Biomaster 600 from humming!
It’s driving me mad, surely this can’t be right:(
I have taken it apart twice, primed it before turning on, fitted the little rubber feet on the bottom to stop vibration but it’s still humming to a man annoying level. As it’s in our lounge it’s very annoying.
Anyone had this problem?
 

Anubias

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Hi guys,
Two weeks in now, pretty pleased with progress, plants are thriving although I have replaced a couple of cryps that died back.
I have 8 Bentosi Tetras and 12 cardinals added yesterday, they seem happy enough.
I have 3 Ottos and 8 Amano shrimp for a clean up crew and they are doing a great job.
I change 50% of the water on a Weds with half RO water and half tap mixed with warm to keep the temp consistent.(we have very hard water here).

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Can you please suggest a centre piece fish for my aquarium, would love some help!
 
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mort

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Really nice scape.

For show fish, were you thinking something bigger or just something that stands out? A bigger group of cardinals would look nice and harmonious with the bentosi but a pair of dwarf cichlids could work if the tank is big enough (can't see dimensions). A couple to consider are apistogramma borelli (many more species available but this one works in harder water), nannacara anomala (small and peaceful) or laetacara dorsigera.
 

Anubias

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Thank you guys for the suggestions.
6 weeks in and the tank is cycled nicely now.
Tank is 95 cm 200 ltrs.
Plants are showing signs of a deficiency.
I have been dosing TNC 15 ml daily as I do. Water change every week.
I’m thinking I need to add iron maybe?
It’s only on some leaves, my phosphate levels are ok as I have checked so it’s not that!
Any idea guys?
 

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