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02-09-2013 02:11 AM
SinX7 Ah, well I can do all plants, something that requires low light, and not hard to do :p
02-08-2013 11:17 PM
Knotyoureality Hate to break it to you, but both those inspiration tanks--moss trees and carpets--pretty much require high light, c02 and ferts. Not undo-able at a low cost, but it means being creative and doing some scrounging for source materials.
02-08-2013 07:13 PM
SinX7 I do want something with a mixtures of Tree and some rocks.

Something like this is nice:



But a mix of Tree, plants and rocks.
02-08-2013 05:54 AM
Dx3Bash Lots of choices, but it all comes down to personal preference. I would search this site for some aquariums that you find appealing and and try to emulate it in with your own touch.

As far as wood, the Manzanita branches always look nice and natural in planted aquariums. Tie some moss or java fern to the branches for a more natural look. Very attractive.

For rocks, you could look into acquiring some Seiryu Stone. These rocks have a unique look to them that resembles miniature mountains. Many people just tastefully place several of these to create a "mountain range" (Iwagumi style aquascape) and then plant a low carpet plant throughout the tank, like this here: http://www.aquaticplantcentral.com/f...tainscape.html

For substrate, I guess that depends what you plan to do with your Betta. Some Substrate like ADA Aqua Soil Amazonia will create an ammonia spike which will likely kill your fish. Eco-Complete, is a good planting substrate that does not cause an ammonia spikes. Eco-Complete also has the added benefit of not needing to be rinsed and rinsed like Flourite does. For eco-complete, a single 20 lb bag should work for a 10 gallon aquarium.

Sounds like you want a plan before you proceed, which is good. I would suggest you simply google "Planted Aquarium" and look at all the images for inspiration.

Not sure I answered your questions or provided any useful information, but its really hard to know what appeals to you. We all have different tastes in the aquascape, plants, etc. Want proof, just look at all the different tanks of the members here.
02-08-2013 04:56 AM
SinX7
Aquascape! Need help.

Hey everyone! I really want to turn my basic 10 gallon tank into a awesome Aquascape. I am really now, but determined to make a Aquascape tank for my Betta. I wanna make it nice and neat, and I'm planning to add some community fish to the tank.

Please give me a straight answer on what to get rather then "Just get any sand that's good for Aquarium". Not to be rude or anything lol. Just wanna make picking the items easy as possible, since setting up is the hardest part.

I can work with any price (That's reasonable) but I wanna try and keep it under $150ish. But if I have to go a bit more, I will, in order to get the proper stuff for my dream Aquascape tank.

Tank specs:
Top Fin 10 gallon
AquaClear 30(I believe its that one.)
Eheim 75W heater
Aqueon Modular LED Aquarium Light.


Thank you for taking your time to read and help me in creating my dream Aquascape!

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