Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Hendersonville, TN
Thank you zzrguy! It is a very stable system, easy to maintain, and should look pretty much how it does now until I decide to make it look different. Not much to do with it now, except add a few finishing plants up top and let the bottom finish filing in a bit.
Pirayaman- not a traditional grass, I'm afraid, for a tank. Mondo grass does fine it wet conditions, but not with the leaves submersed in any way for a long period of time. Cat tails are way to big for most aquariums, though there is a dwarf variety on the market now, but it still gets rather large. Your best option would be to use a dwarf papyrus which will grow fine as long as the tops and some of the upper stem is above water. It took root in my system and started spreading quickly. I don't think that Val's or sags are the way to go...they tend to dry out and die once the leaves break the surface. There maybe something at your local nursery that may work as a marginal, but that is all I really can suggest right now. Mint species work well as long as there are some leaves above the surface of the water, but I don't think that's really what you're trying to go for in terms of looks.
Hey BravBuc! Thank you very much!! :-) are you thinking about trying something similar.