Planted Tank Guru
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Contra Costa CA
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)