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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-31-2013, 05:24 AM Thread Starter
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So, for some reason I am feeling exceptionally uninspired recently and as such I'm looking for inspiration (by that i mean I'm desperately seeking someone with an idea for a good looking setup) I'm putting a display tank in my living room that needs to look good and I want advice on how to plant it! Here are the basics!

Tank: standard 55g on an oak stand with matching oak canopy (stand and canopy handmade by me!)
Substrate: MGOPM capped in black diamond
Lighting: T5 fixture with 2 bulbs, both 54w if memory serves.
Co2: DIY laziness, 2 gallon jugs with a yeast mixture hooked up to air stones
Filtration: 2 eheim filters hooked up in series
Available plants: ~10 small/medium amazon swords
1 bunch of java fern (it's a decent sized chunk too)
TONS of mixed java and Xmas moss
A. crispus
dwarf sag
water lily
Corkscrew val
S. Repens
H. Kompact
Some other type of hygro I am unsure about
2 large A. Barteri
1 A. Nana petite
2 mid sized Maximo balls

Hard scape materials:
1 piece of driftwood (will post pictures)
As many river rocks as are needed (the grey sedimentary type often found in areas fed by mountain streams, gray, round, with minor pitting)

I will post pictures of everything in the next day or two, but anyone with a feel for aquascaping and an idea they think would look good using all this feel free to give me your insight!
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-31-2013, 11:02 PM Thread Starter
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Hard to give specific feedback without at least knowing what your primary hardscape piece looks like. It'd help to have a picture of your available plants as well to have some idea of the quantity you're working with, how well they're doing etc.
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