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I found this link earlier today. It has pictures of so MANY planted tank aquascapes that is meant to inspire/ motivate fellow aquarists. the pictures are sorted by the difficulty, size and aquarium type. https://tropica.com/en/inspiration/ Tropica in my opnion is one of the best (probably tied with the co-op) planted tank companies. I am a huge fan of there root tabs and aquarium plant fertilizer. Hope this links helps anyone in need of inspiration for there next tank build, or they just need some motivation!
As I sat with coffee cup in hand this morning, my nose mere inches from the glass of my 55- gallon tank, I was reminded of Cory's advice to observe. So...here's your challenge for this weekend: plan a time to just sit & observe your tanks. Not looking for plants to trim, or algae to clear, or water to change. But just watch. And breathe. And let the beauty of nature soothe your soul. Find joy in the life that is teeming in the ecosystem of your tank. You may come away with a to-do list, sure. But identifying a new direction is a good thing. Setting a new goal can be liberating, as you leave others' expectations behind & decide what you want for your tank. Or you may realize just how much you love your tank, how pleased you are with your set up, how well you've done implementing your plan. That's so satisfying, too! And you might find surprises, as I did this morning, when I lost count of just how many mama guppies were about to give birth, or that tuft of staghorn algae that I hadn't noticed before. Whatever you observe in your tank, allow it to motivate you in some way. Let it move you forward in this hobby. Let it inspire you. And by all means, share your thoughts with us. You may provide just the motivation that someone else is needing today.