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60 gallons planted tank (mostly live plants and fish) - Java moss covered drift wood centrepiece

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Country: Malaysia
Description: 60 Gallon tank, 160 watt lighting, cannister filtration and self made substrat topped with natural sand, compressed CO2, fertilisation every 4 days with JBL Ferropol and tabs in substrat once a month.
Advice: Get the basics right to save time and money. Certain plants require more light to thrive better. Included a pink tube lighting in addition to day light tubes for better plant growth and fish appeal. Also water kept at higher KH to better absorp CO2. Water changes 30% every 2 weeks now (getting lazy). Feed fishes twice daily. Some water clarifying powder between filter sponges has amazing efficacy in clarifying tank water, lessening the need for frequent water changes. Realised that Java moss don't thrive too well in high KH water, so added KH + sparingly. Also plants seem to thrive well without daily dose of adding of CO2 after some time.
Fish Kept: Neon tetras, pleco, chinese loach, glowlight tetras, corydoras albino , zebra danio, variety of guppies, orange platties.
Corals/Plants: Cabomba caroliniana; Bacopa caroliniana;ludwigia sp.; cryptocoryne, anubias,Java fern, java moss, amazon swords, Sumatran fern, wisteria,pearl grass, red temple, banana plant.
Tank Size: 60 gallons
Quote: Live life like there's no tomorrow
About Yourself: Got attracted viewing those fabulous planted tanks on this website and since a neighbour had bequeth this huge tank to me, I thought of trying one myself. My tank is nearly 6 months old and I had learnt to keep algae at bay with fewer larger fishes but still learning as I go along. Hope to add on more foreground plants later on.

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