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Old 03-20-2012, 02:20 AM   #1
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40 Gallon Breeder Aquascape ideas


Hi all. I am planning a Spring / Summer project for my next planted aquarium, which will be a 40 gal breeder tank using soil as substrate with black gravel. I also want to try the dry start method and will only initially fill the tank enough to moisten the substrate until the floor plants are grown in hoping to avoid early algae growth. I plan to have this in my living room and do not want a CO2 tank in the room so it will be a low light / no CO2 set up. I also plan to only have 2 pieces of mopani wood and some medium slate pieces. I want to have a more natural look to this aquarium and decided to use only moss or riccia or HC and only enough background plants to hide the filter and heater.
I am looking for suggestions for the floor plants as well as the taller plants.
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Old 03-24-2012, 04:30 PM   #2
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If your shooting for being able to grow HC, then you will need high light, and co2. If your sticking with low light and no co2, then maybe marsilea minuta would be a better option as a foreground plant. Java ferns grow pretty big if your looking for a background plant for your tank to hide the filter and heater. One thing you will have to understand is, with low light there will be slow growth
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