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post #7 of (permalink) Old 04-18-2013, 09:13 AM
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Originally Posted by dlanderson View Post
The tank has some age to it. It has been going for about 2 years but the current setup is about a month old. I can understand what many of you are saying about having less species. I'm trying to get something along the lines of a 'Dutch' setup as my fiance likes some color in the tank.
I have no problem with all the species and I like having lots as long as that's the look you are going for. Dutch style tanks look amazing.

For plants I do like the Limnophila indica in the back and would like to keep the lotus along with a crypt species or two but I'm pretty open after that. The left side seems very jammed and while I like the balance of the red Ludwigia peruensis on the left I think it is too much. The current list of species is as follows:

Ludwigia peruensis
Lotus sp.
Cryptocoryne wendtii 'Bronze'
Cryptocoryne wendtii 'Green'
Limnophila indica
Anubia nana
Parviflorus parviflorus 'Tropica'
Limnophila hippuroides
Echinodorus 'Oriental'

I guess I got a little carried away with the species but I'm also in the process of figuring out what will live in this tank so that I can know better once I get the 75+ gallon that I would like in the next year or two.

Thank you all for your replies.
I really have little idea of plants by name. But I can tell the ones I would change.

Unfortunately the first on I would remove is the lotus. Not because I don't like it. I love them but it doesn't do anything for your tank as it is. Maybe you could grow a stem plant below/in front of it so you can only see the leaves.

I'd get rid of the swords. They don't fit the dutch style IMO. The crypts don't really either but maybe with the other dense stem plants it will work.

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