Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Saint Louis, MO
A nice red or yellow planting would look good in the back behind the tallest driftwood. I use these red/pink/yellow plants in my 220g:
Nesaea pedicellata 'Golden"
Limnophila aromatica 'hippuroides'
The Limnophila looks georgeous once established but it is alittle slower to get going. The Myriophyllum grows super easy and has a very unique color. Rotala Indica grew way too horizontal for my liking and ended up taking it out. Rotala Wallichii grows great even without CO2 but only ends of the plants will be pink if there isn't enough light. If you have high light then the entire stem will be pink (that's what mine is like). Oh it also grows better in softer water. The Nesaea has been fairly easy to grow and maintain its pink stems with yellow leaves, also new leaf growth at first has a salmon color to them. The hardest is the Rotala Macranda, it was just slow to take off (and it didn't help that all the plants came in pretty bad looking). Another good plant is Red Lotus, I have a really nice red one that I keep all leaves trimmed off for a full bushy look. It would look really nice on the far right also.