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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-11-2009, 09:42 PM Thread Starter
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need help with 6.6 scape, plant options.

Here is what i have right now.



I want to have a shrimp friendly setup. I want some sort of deep matt in the forground and on the right side but i'm unsure of what plants i should use for it. I currently have 20 watts over it and i'm upgrading to 28 watts of t5 soon. Also i was wonderin if i should add a second anubias nana to the driftwood, like on the right side. I'm using DIY co2 and dosing flourish and excel. I have two Dwarf sagitaria in there hoping they bounce back after being in my other tank,they were nearly dead. Should i just stick with those and wait till they carpet out?

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-20-2009, 08:23 AM Thread Starter
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Bump..

Moved driftwood to right, still need help on deciding what plants for forground. DIY Co2 and 3WPG, dosing flourish and excel. Wondering also if i should keep the DW or ditch it and go with a rock scape instead?



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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-21-2009, 11:45 PM
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the dw is cool but i wonder if its so low any carpet will just consume the cave. maybe that is a good thing, i don't know. the dw goes well with the broader leaf plants. i don't see too many in rock layouts.

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-22-2009, 05:11 PM
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If this were mine, and knowing the tank dimensions, I would put a couple Windelov Java ferns, one on each end of the DW and something grassy and small in front. Keep it looking like a grotto. Maybe even some water sprite or red root floaters over it. Oh, and I would want a small roundish smooth rock just off center of the tank about half way between the wood and the front glass.
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-23-2009, 08:30 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the insight you two I really like the idea of the "grotto" and the java ferns.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-23-2009, 09:48 PM
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maybe get a peice of slate and tie some flame moss to it and burry it in the substrate, not sure how this would work for a carpet but it should look nice if you trim regularly. And maybe somthing in the front right corner
And REALLY cool peice of Driftwood btw.
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