On the Edge of a Planted Tank
I am embarking on a new adventure in aquatics. I have kept a reef tank of various sizes and set-up for the past 10years. At the peak of the hobby I had a very nice 70 Oceanic Tech tank.
I have enjoyed the hobby and learned a tremendous amount however as too common in the reef keeping hobby I had meet my match in tank size/upkeep. I found myself dreading the chore of maintaining the setup. I started to downsize going to a 24 drilled Nano, then to the 6g Edge only to keep my unique clownfish pair, some corals and live rock.
Over the past 6 months I have reasoned with myself in finding my clowns a more suitable home with an anemone like they had in the 70 & Nano. Now that I have found a suitable person to adopt them I now can think of setting up a Iwagumi style planted tank.
I have spent the last several months reading and researching planted tank because I wasn’t sure I wanted to try and revitalize my passion for saltwater or move on to planted tanks. During my research process I really found myself falling in love with the tank of Takashi Amano.
So that’s my story/history.
This weekend I visited several LFS and window shopped different fish, plants and looked for interesting rock. I found several great looking pieces of petrified wood.
After getting them home I mapped out the dimensions of the Edge tank and started playing around with aquascaping ideas.
top of the shoe box shows distance above the scape the tank top.
Suggestion on the aquascape is appreciated.