There's very little chance I will go with co2 on this one unless a miracle happens and I get the approval to put it next to my Ebi so it can share a pressurized set-up. I am still convincing my girlfriend that it's a good idea to fill it in the first place... So I have been playing around with scapes in the mean time.
These are pretty much the only rocks I have to work with at the moment, with the exception of one rock similar in size and shape to the one on the right.. I actually was able to split it in half horizontally, so I have another slice of it.
I have a ton of HC that I need to trim from the Ebi, so despite co2, I am going to give HC a try. Would like to have at least one other type of plant, no mosses though.
What do you think, in terms of layout and plants? Suggestions appreciated!
So I finally planted some HC clippings from my other tank and filled it up. Planting stem by stem is tedious, hence the little amount I planted. I am either going to add more or think about going emersed. My concern with that is I am not planning on running co2, so filling the tank later on would probably kill a lot of it off.
Yea, my light is the Fluval 13w fixture. I think it should be enough light.. Only problem is that it has a 4100k bulb at the moment. I'm not sure how thats going to work out...
After looking at the picture in my first post, I am starting to think I liked that scape better. I like the 4 rocks in the current scape, but I like the positioning of the large rock on the left from my original scape. It bothers me how the front of that rock sits at an angle that prevents it from being well lit.
I'm thinking that while its easy.. I may drain the tank and rearrange a little bit..