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Based on the recent activity on the forum you would think I was only able to grow algae...As I mentioned in the algae journal thread ( https://barrreport.com/threads/algae-journal.14894/ ) I recently treated a small aquarium for cladophora and hair algae with the 1-2 punch. I am now re-purposing this aquarium for short high intensity aquascapes. It has been a long time since I kept an online journal so let the fun begin.

Specifications:
Aquarium 30*20*20cm - 12L
Substrate old ADA AS
Light: Desk lamp 10W 800lumen 30cm from substrate
Filter Aqua El Pat-mini 400L/h
CO2: pressurized CO2
Plants: Fissidens fontanus,
Flame moss,
Hemianthus callitrichoides 'Cuba',
Hydrocotyle cf. tripartita,
Hygrophila pinnatifida,
Mini Christmas moss
Pogostemon helferi
Rotala macrandra
Rotala rotundifolia colorata
Staurogyne repens
Hemianthus micranthemoides
Various buces

Being the artistic type, here is the excel plan. The white space is where the wood should fit.
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Here is the aquarium immediately after planting. S. repens will be added later. The water is still cloudy.
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With the current hardware and hardscape I struggle to deliver enough flow and light in the front part so the carpeting plants developed only marginally.

The tank needed another full dose of H2O2 and spot dosing to remove cladophora. Still, it seems to spring up from wood much like fissidens does, spores or pieces in the wood texture maybe.

It currently houses RCS Mischlings with berries females.

The update is that I will remove CO2 from this tank in all likelihood because I am redistributing my CO2 systems. We will see what is the result of this change shortly.