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There is only one way to come out of the closet...

...and that is to tell the internet.

I can't stand it anymore, I have to tell SOMEBODY.



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I really don't like carpet plants.

THERE. I said it. I don't like 'em. Bare substrate, people. IT LOOKS NICE FOR CRYING OUT LOUD.



This is where you comfort me by posting pictures of your un-carpeted tanks.
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I like carpet plants, but sometimes I like the look of bare substrate too

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I wholeheartedly agree. Carpets are a pit to grow and maintain.

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i actually LOVE carpet plants.....


THEY cant stand ME!

so its THEY that need to come out of MY closet



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Sorry to hijack the thread, but what's the reddish plant growing emersed on the left side of the tank?
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I think they are okay, but you can totally do without them lol

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Think it depends on the hardscape. Some look good with them, some don't.

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this is simply BEAUTIFUL!! well done !

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I like carpet plants, but sometimes I like the look of bare substrate too

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I have a hard time making them look like a carpet. Looks more like my lawn since we had water rationing several years ago: Weeds in clumps here and there. Then the fish dig it out (Loaches, cats...).

I also like the look of mixed rock and pebbles. Last pic in post #6. The other tank in #6 is good, too. Nice, full growth without being too busy.
The wood is really impressive in several pics, especially post #2.
The tank in post #4 is a bit more formal than I like, but is very well done. The moss trees will look really great when they are grown out a bit.
There are several really nice pictures posted!

Is that an albino axolotl?
The reddish emersed plant might be one of the Syngoniums, sold as a house plant. Might not be, too. If you get a Syngonium for your tank beware: They can grow REALLY BIG. Mine is hanging down to the floor, and the top of the tank is about 6' high. (Mine is not the red one, though- plain green)
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I have a hard time making them look like a carpet. Looks more like my lawn since we had water rationing several years ago: Weeds in clumps here and there. Then the fish dig it out (Loaches, cats...).

I also like the look of mixed rock and pebbles. Last pic in post #6. The other tank in #6 is good, too. Nice, full growth without being too busy.
The wood is really impressive in several pics, especially post #2.
The tank in post #4 is a bit more formal than I like, but is very well done. The moss trees will look really great when they are grown out a bit.
There are several really nice pictures posted!

Is that an albino axolotl?
The reddish emersed plant might be one of the Syngoniums, sold as a house plant. Might not be, too. If you get a Syngonium for your tank beware: They can grow REALLY BIG. Mine is hanging down to the floor, and the top of the tank is about 6' high. (Mine is not the red one, though- plain green)
Yup that's an albino axo I hate the reddish plant im actually planning on getting rid of it and putting something else there it doesn't look right and the root system is huge!
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I love it, I love it all.

Carpet plants are okay, when used effectively. But half the time people just put it in just because, but it grows all scraggly and overall has a negative effect to the aesthetics of the tank.

I wish people weren't so afraid about showing a little bare skin.
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