I have a fairly narrow but taller fish tank in the Fluval edge 46L version, before I purchased it I was informed at how difficult it was to position plants and such because of the small gap size on the top I haven't found this much of an issue once my arm is in the tank its much the same as a normal tank however I've not really found a tank layout that I like I have a few plants and rocks with a sand substrate but I am struggling to decide how I'd like it to look, any advice would be great preferably aquarium experts but with it being a decorative then please feel free to have a go.
The tank consists of:
Numerous fish platy's harlequins shrimp and very small barbs (all of which get on really well)
2 Larger Red rocks of similar size (in the middle)
1 Java fern on wood (at the back of the tank the wood is along the back of the tank all the way down to the bottom)
1 Moss ball
1 Half coconut
Lilaeopsis novea-zealandiae carpet plant (about 2 square inches of - on top of tank)
roughly 10 small leafed plants I am unsure of the name of this sit just on top of the sand with roots underneath (on top of tank)
6 x Nomaphila stricta fleur (I believe that is what it is - Also on top of tank)
Numerous very small lighter green versions of above again I'm not sure of the name but they are very very small after my fish have uprooted them and subsequently "chewed" at the roots
Also 2 x Tropica Cryptocoryne x willisii ( a very similar style of plant to this but not actually this one)
There are 12 single strands of a bamboo like plant (due to my fish eating the leaves it resembles this. I couldn't tell you what it is any more you may spot it at the back on the picture but it resembles bamboo and is 3/4 of the height of my tank.
As you can tell I'm just using a website to find the names so I don't imagine them to all be right so sorry about that if you do know what they are called I'd really like to know.
Thank you in advance and I hope somebody can think of a better way of laying this tank out than me a I will accept any suggestions even really experimental designs I'm willing to give it a go and send a picture back if that would help.
( top of tank other plants )
(tank front view - current)