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post #1 of 40 (permalink) Old 11-14-2010, 11:36 PM Thread Starter
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75 Rimless Rescape - Large Driftwood

I just rescaped my tank today - I have two new pieces of driftwood to work around. I have a lot of plants from my last scape, but looking to add some new things to this tank so it doesn't end up looking the same. I would like to put some neat angels in this tank.

I just want to get some opinion on how the wood and plants are placed. The tank consists of anubias nana, xmas moss, java fern, crypt balansae and wendtii, echinodorus tennelus, bacopa, and bolbitis fern. My intent is to leave the center area low for space for the fish. The stone on the left piece of driftwood is just temporary to weight the stump down till it sinks on its own.

I want to grow some emersed plants on the driftwood - looking for suggestions on what to grow there. Will the anubias do ok on the wood? I'm sure they will shrivel up first and then put on new leaves, correct?



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Hi, I am new here but i think it looks great, I am slowly setting up a 65 gallon and I am looking for a few pieces like these. Where did you get them?
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Very very nice, I wish I had driftwood like that
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wood came from here - thedriftwoodstore.com

It's nice wood for sure! Just hope it's not too big for the tank
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I'm trying to decide if the large piece on the right would looked better flipped. I would have to cut some of the wood to make it work I think.
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helgymatt -
Congrats on a job well done. Your water clarity is superb !
IMO the driftwood piece(s) on the right side are a touch "heavy-duty" - I believe your tank would be much more dramatic with a smaller, more natural-looking piece.
Just my 2 cents - Otherwise, it's going to look real great !
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Looks great! I really like tanks with an open center.

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Congrats on a job well done. Your water clarity is superb !
IMO the driftwood piece(s) on the right side are a touch "heavy-duty" - I believe your tank would be much more dramatic with a smaller, more natural-looking piece.
Just my 2 cents - Otherwise, it's going to look real great !
Good point - it is just one piece believe it or not.
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Looks great, love the plants growing out of the water. Only thing is though, the two large pieces on the right, try moving them so the tops go towards the back of the tank not the front. Stump on the left looks brilliant though!!
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Looks great, love the plants growing out of the water. Only thing is though, the two large pieces on the right, try moving them so the tops go towards the back of the tank not the front. Stump on the left looks brilliant though!!
It's actually just one large piece on the right. I was able to move it around a bit so it leans back and not to the front. Much better - thanks for the tip!

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Any suggestions on what to plant in the middle? Something easy and not a lot of maint. I was thinking some of this from tom http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sw...20-plants.html

I also was going to do pool filter sand in this tank, but changed my mind last minute. Too much work, especially if it's mostly covered up anyway. I might leave a little area in the front with some rock and I can add some sand in there mabye.
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I think I'll put angels in the tank.
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Grate wood but they more
suitable for bigger tank.
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