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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-11-2013, 01:57 PM Thread Starter
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Plant ideas for my tank

Hi all, my main tank is currently gorwing HC on emersed form, quite slowly i must add, but since the time is coming to submerge it (in 2 weeks or so) im starting to think on plants to add to it,

the tank is this one:



The plants i already ordered are

MYRIOPHYLLUM MATTOGROSSENSE
Alternanthera reineckii 'Mini'



The Mattogrossense will cover all the background of the tank, from the left side to the right,

The reineckii will be placed on the right side,

I already have some crhistmass moss growing on another tank and it will cover a driftwood i have to put on the left side corner, and to place on the cave entrance (and maybe on the rock)

I feel like im missing 1 species of plant to add to the tank, what do you guys think it should be?

I was thinking on a Anubia nana next to the right side of the rock and the upper right side, you guys think agree?


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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-12-2013, 12:20 AM
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i like the little hiding hole good idea

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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-12-2013, 08:22 AM Thread Starter
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hopefully fauna will use it specially the RAM couple im gonna add

Its supposed to ber much more hidden with the moss and plants near it, im still thinking on what plants to put near that hole
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Im thinking on placing Dwarf hairgrass on the right side from ul the cave to the right corner down, what do you guys think?
Well trinmed should look like an hobbit hole
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looking forward to seeing what you come up with. its a great idea

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hopefully fauna will use it specially the RAM couple im gonna add
I bought a new pair of electric blues a month ago and they have already spawned twice. They chose a flat horizontal slate rock for a spawning site both times. I think apistogrammas and agassizis prefer caves for breeding.

HC and hairgrass will hide that hobbit hole in no time, you will definitely need to trim it regularly. A friend of mine used borrowing the flowerpots as a cave for his dwarf cichlids to spawn, it worked, but you can hardly see the the caves.
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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-16-2013, 05:58 PM Thread Starter
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I hope the HC spreads further in, and the Hairglass will be on the sides with moss on top,

If the RAM's dont use that cave, no worries, but they wont have any other spot, unless they hide beneath the Mattogrossense on the back hehe

BTW, the plants i will use are (will arrive this week):

- Myriophilum Mattogrossence
- Hemianthus Callitrichoides
- Althernantera Reineckii mini
- Anubia Barteri nana petite
- Staurogyne repens
- hydrocotyle tripartita
- Eleocharis Parvula


The layout will be something like this:



My paint skills are the best i know :P

Im stuggling to how secure the moss into the cave top, could i use glue?
Using rocks had to be a flat rock, or a normal one but i think it would be ugly
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i use a clear sewing thread to tie moss down. it works well and is so thin it disappears immediately, can be found at craft stores and on ebay

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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-17-2013, 07:14 PM Thread Starter
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I also use the sweing thread, but i didnt know how to place it on the cave but now i know,
I will roll the moss like a tube with the thread, then attach to 2 small rocks and hide them on the gravel, this way i can hanchor it securely
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my thoughts are ,if you roll the moss though you will end up with a dead spot in the middle that might cause problems later

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