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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-03-2013, 09:03 PM Thread Starter
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5.5 Gallon Looking for Suggestions

I recently set up this 5.5 gallon tank, and I'd like some advice on the scape. Is there anything I can do to improve the look? I feel like something's missing or off, but I can't put my finger on it. The background is supposed to be a moss wall but it needs to grow in, it's made of Java moss. I have some crypts, although I'm not entirely sure the type, but I think it's Lucens... I also have some sort of rosette plant, I think a sword, as well as 3 little anubias nana plants on the wood. The lighting is currently just 2 CFL bulbs, 14 and 13 watt. No co2.

Thanks for any input.

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-03-2013, 10:12 PM
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Cool piece of wood although it looks to centered. I would suggest moving it to the far left side and maybe even put a few plants across the back after you do that
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-03-2013, 10:16 PM
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I think the centering of the wood is fine due to the shape of it. Once the plants grow in you wont know the wood is centered anyway. I think it looks great and will look forward to seeing the progress.

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-05-2013, 01:55 PM
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I think taller plants on either side of the wood would look nice.
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-06-2013, 03:02 AM Thread Starter
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I tried with some taller plants, but it either ended up looking too symmetrical or too heavy on one side. Do you think it could just be a case of it looking kind of off now, but it'll improve as the moss wall grows in? I think the moss wall might make up for the lack of tall plants. That's the idea, at least.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-10-2013, 02:43 AM
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I don't think the moss wall is going to help much. I am not a big fan of moss walls though.
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