So my former tank ended like this I finally got my bits and bobs together and set about correcting it. First, remove plants and shrimp: The horror... Now clean it up, and wash your gravel: Hardscape in 5 mins (literally): Plants: Detail: The specifics: ADA 45P Aquasky 403 Eheim experience 250T Substrate: Tropica Plant Growth Substrate, and a bit of ADA Amazonia, topped with Råda. CO2: yup, prezzurized + UP inline diff. A stick and some stones Tapwater Plants so far: Potamogeton gayi Hygrophila pinnatifida H. tripartita Hemianthus callichtroides 'cuba' You can't spot the P. gayi, it's in the right corner by the inlet. I'm fairly chuffed.