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anyway lets just stop and go back on topic of welcoming our new member...
nice, how many watts of light are you pushing into the tank, if you get more light and add a pressurized CO2 unit along with dosing ferts, you can get those plants to grow faster so the tank will look more deep and more colorful, but im sure your getting there :)
I made sure to use low light tolerant plants. The light is 40 watts, but the room has a west facing view and the cats keep opening the curtains. :p The Norwegian Forest likes to use the main front window to watch over "his" front yard. :p
Only direct sunlight is during "sunset" when the sun sinks below the Rockies. Mostly that is just slivers of light and only briefly. The room is 20' long easily. Though currently the sun is still in the southern hemisphere. :p
Unfortunately one of the cherry barbs has died. She was mostly sluggish the first day I got her and today, she didn't improve on that. The Ammonia, Nitrite, and Nitrate levels are all 0ppm and the rest of the fish are still quite active which she never was. I think she was sick when I got her. :( She did die below her favorite hornwort.