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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-22-2009, 05:50 PM Thread Starter
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New to planted tanks..

And I need help with aquascaping. Everything in my tank is just sorta planted somewhere. No real layout or anything. I just need suggestions on where to move the plants to. I have more manzanita driftwood, but it is soaking atm (trying to get it to sink.)

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And some crappy looking Java Moss.. Is there any hope for it? >.<


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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-22-2009, 06:32 PM
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id add more substrate, then give it some slopes and angles. deeper in the back. put big plants in back small in front. maybe lay those pieces of wood rather them them looking like they are growing out of the sand. play with it a little and look at a bunch of pictures, it will get there, just takes time. Hope this helps a little, Im really new to planted tanks to and am always looking for more input. good luck, ill try and keep an eye on your progress!
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-23-2009, 08:48 PM
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you cant bury the rhiazome on the anubias or java ferns they will just die off.

i guess u mean crappy looking java fern not moss lol.

i would bury just enough of all the plants base/root to get them to stay down since your using sand, ive never been able to get anything to grow good in sand but other have had good luck with it.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-23-2009, 09:06 PM
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Tie the rizome (root) of the java fern onto the wood with some brown or green thread. Take it out of the sand completely. Get some root tabs to put in the sand for some fertilizer nutrients. You'll get there, just do what they said above and "play" with the scenery a little and get an idea in your head of what you want it to look like. Look at a bunch of pictures on this site under "your tanks" in the upper left side of this page and look how they have their tanks layed out.
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