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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 12-28-2012, 02:51 AM Thread Starter
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New scape used from stuff laying around?

So I've never tried to scape a tank, it's either plants everywhere for a jungle or shrimp tanks which I keep fairly sparse.

This is first attempt at actually trying to make a tank with a scape. The diftwood piece has small moss growing on it to give it a mossed over look, rocks were from my backyard, java fern in the back and petite anubis nana in the front

Should I leave it as is? The only thing I was thinking of adding was some sort of small grass or something around the rocks just to give that side of the tank a bit of green but I don't want a really planted tank, I have those, just looking for some suggests and staying away from stem plants, which I have a zillion of different types in my other tanks.

Anyways, any critique?

Not sure on live stock, could b shrimp, neons, white cloud minnors, whatever that is small and will add some color. As for some stem plants, I don't have any names but can take some pics if they would help to see what I have to work with. I also don't do CO2 or Excel, dollar store root tabs and minimal micoferts so I don't want anything depending and my local fish store doesn't always have a lot. I'm not sure if dwarf hair grass needs co2 and all the fancty stuff. but I would plant it in a submerged container around the rocks so it doesn't spread it's runners too easy. Lighting is 2 x 13w CFLS in a DIY hood mod over a 10gal. I have a wack load of riccia but the seems a pain to carpet with it. Not into massive trimming or scooping out floaters all the time as they rise.


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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 12-28-2012, 10:47 PM
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I would make the rocks and wood interact.
Group the rocks closer to each other, but not all of them. Or maybe you have more rocks in the back yard? Maybe larger ones, too.
Then the wood near the rocks.
Then a couple of stones on the far side of the wood.

Do not put the things in there in a symmetrical way, though.

Anubias in not generally planted in the substrate. A very open substrate is OK, but they are more often 'planted' by tying to a rock or branch.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 12-29-2012, 02:44 AM Thread Starter
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Didn't realized I made this thread last night (too much holiday "cheer" I guess). lol. Anyways, redid it a bit and started a new thread/ Sorry mods.

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