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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 04-19-2013, 11:33 PM Thread Starter
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What would you plant with this aquascape

What type of plants would you get? Where would you put them?
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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 04-19-2013, 11:42 PM
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I actually think corydoras would be awesome here since i love the natural look of the gravel. So I would leave the front of the tank unplanted but maybe a few sprigs of dwarf sag and maybe use anubias on the wood near the base. I think some taller sag for midground. Background maybe some stems behind the wood but nothing on the sides since the stems won't look attractive from teh front when not hidden. They will get raggy over time and kinda ugly.
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post #3 of 20 (permalink) Old 04-19-2013, 11:54 PM Thread Starter
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Great ideas. Like the idea of anubias at the base of the driftwood. What about any plants attached to the actual driftwood?
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anubias? haha
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what are your specs? Lighting co2 ferts? assuming low tech I would go with nature style...soooo

anubias nana petite
NL fern or trident
weeping moss
mini micro sword (or some other low grow grass plant)

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How did you get the substrate & driftwood to stick on the side wall of the tank? Amazing!!!
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L. repens in the background. Bronze wendtii on either side of the wood in the midground. C. parva in the foreground in front of the C. wendtii. Open middle foreground.

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How did you get the substrate & driftwood to stick on the side wall of the tank? Amazing!!!
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This what I ended up doing for the first try. I don't really like it... It's just ok. Still cloudy from planting
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I love to go around and tell people not to bury anubias' rhizome. And here I am . Just plant the roots or tie it to a rock. Some anubias petite will look gorgeous on the wood arc you know.
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What would you plant with this aquascape

Move the grass from in front of the wood to back left and add some weeping moss and anubias petite to the stump. Also some mini micro sword would look awesome in front

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i know you asked for plant species but have you considered a couple of golf ball sized flat river rock casually placed in the open ground area ? just a thought
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rotala wallichii behind the tree stump for sure
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post #15 of 20 (permalink) Old 05-31-2013, 06:18 PM
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yep the foreground grass is competing with the driftwood for the eye, i'd also move it back behind or to the side of the wood, or both, and put shorter plants up front, maybe stemmed, that stay shorter than the arch/curve of the wood reaching out to the left.

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