I would like to have a splash of color red in there somewhere but again not certain what would be best in my situation.
I will be dosing with GLA CO2 Paintball system.
My lighting will be 2 x24 watt T5HO bulbs 1 6700K and 1 flora bulb unless you think some other combination will be better. This will give me 3.6 watts per gallon of light.
Lighting will be on 9 hours a day to start.
I want a low dense lawn especially in the foreground on the right and the left but in the valley in the left center I was thinking of maybe breaking the two apart with some chain sword, DHG or some other plant. I really like dwarf baby tear or aka pearl grass but have heard is it very difficult to keep planted if you plant by the stem. So I am considering getting several 3x5 matts of it or riccia depending on which you feel might be best in this situation.
I also would like suggestions for mid and background plants.
As for the root I have 1 small anubias nana in one of the crevices near the top. I am thinking of weeping moss, christmas moss or some other moss on this root as well.
I have never dealt with moss before but believe that you can cram it into crevices and nooks in the roots and it will latch on over time. ALso I know you can tie it on with thread or fishing line. Sounds kinda messy but I suppose over time it works well.
I was referred to you my MABJ.
I really need your help and expertise. You can get info on my thread but I can fill you in here quickly as the folks from The Planted Aquarium Central are calling me back tonight to take my order. I just set up a Nuvo 16 tank with 20+ lbs of Eco-complete Planted Black Fine Substrate anywhere from 2-4+ inches deep. I have a large piece of rose root see attached image. I am looking for plant suggestions for this scape. I do have more wood so I can come up with another piece on the left if you feel that would be a benefit.
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Chris - Marko got the last box that I was actually holding back for myself. I only make one batch a year, and that process will start in June depending on weather. I'll follow up we all that showed interest before I start. building on what I've learned I expect the 2013 batch to be an unbelievably intense substrate base.
Sorry, I have not forgotten about the Kings Ransom orchid!!! Ripping it out of the large brass pot damaged the plant and my hands LOL. I'm waiting to see the them start to sprout...I was over-eager. As soon as I see survival you will get some!!