40 Gallon Breeder Aquascape Ideas? - The Planted Tank Forum
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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 03-01-2013, 07:56 PM Thread Starter
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40 Gallon Breeder Aquascape Ideas?

Hello Folks,

I'm planning on converting my existing tank over to a West African river themed biotope. I'm thinking of keeping Congo Tetras, an African Butterfly Fish, an Elephant Nose, and maybe an Upside Down Catfish. For plants, I'm thinking of Bolbitis heudelotti, Anubias nana, a single Nymphaea maculeta, and possibly Crinum aquatica or calamistratum. I think I will need to get lots of branchy driftwood as well, and a couple larger rocks.

What style of aquascapes would be suitable for the 40 gallon breeder dimensions? (36"x18"x16") I am leaning towards an island style aquascape, or a triangle style. Any other styles that might be worth investigating?
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I am in the planning stage of my 40B as well. I'm scavenging for a nice branchy piece of manzanita drifwood that I'm going to partially bury in the back corner (where i'll have elevated substrate) then hope to have the branches stretch across the tank with parts of them buried as well. I'd like for it to look like roots emerging from the ground throughout the tank and offer a "natural" look like it's been there for a while. I hope that offers a spark of creativity for you!
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