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Old 10-07-2013, 06:31 PM   #1
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Forests Edge rebuild 75 gallon. Please help


After years of planted tanks I'm ready to try my hand at a nice one with some depth to the design. Nothing spectacular, but a nice layout. This was my 75 up until last night

Here is it after last nights rescape. So far I'm loving it. I need something to put in the back to great more depth. It doesn't have to be tall and I don't want stems. I was thinking anubias nana for the left corner with some nana petit behind the front stone leading to the drift wood cave? This is excel and ferts only with 3 *54w t5HO lights.
I'm looking for a bushy bright green edge of the Forrest look. I can get more driftwood or rock if need by and PICTURES OF WHAT YOU SUGGEST ARE GREATLY APPRECIATED. Thanks guy and girls
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Have you ever given aquascaping some thought? Not just putting everything into the tank neatly, but actual aquascaping... Something like this?




You can Google Forest Aquascape, then click on images to see lots of forest aquascapes to give you some ideas.
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That is beauful. I guess it would help if I put up the current tank pic.
I'm thinking anubias nana filling in telhe left side with some nana petit in between the rocks and wood. Perhaps some crypts spiralis is the back??
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I would put that bunch of plants on the rear right, and move that bunch to the left corner. The reason is because the driftwood is more to the right side, and because of this I would use tall plants on the left to fill in that corner of the tank, and then you can aquascape the right side around the driftwood.

Or, you can fill in the back of the tank with tall plants, except for the left side and fill in the left with sand kind of like this...



And then you can aquascape around the driftwood with various species of plants.
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I would put that bunch of plants on the rear right, and move that bunch to the left corner. The reason is because the driftwood is more to the right side, and because of this I would use tall plants on the left to fill in that corner of the tank, and then you can aquascape the right side around the driftwood.

Or, you can fill in the back of the tank with tall plants, except for the left side and fill in the left with sand kind of like this...



And then you can aquascape around the driftwood with various species of plants.
You got me uncertain now. I see where you're going with both suggestions. I wanted the right side as the higher side and the left side much more open and planted tightly to the ground with anubias nana, but now I wonder if there is something better to replace the Rotala with that goes better with the look I'm trying to achieve. Thoughts?
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Here's a thought regarding the Anubias - however you decide to arrange it, artfully placing the "petite" toward the back and the regular nana toward the front might add to the illusion of depth in the tank. Just a possibility.


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Here's a thought regarding the Anubias - however you decide to arrange it, artfully placing the "petite" toward the back and the regular nana toward the front might add to the illusion of depth in the tank. Just a possibility.


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Like in the open area or try to work that into the driftwood too?
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Default Forests Edge rebuild 75 gallon. Please help

Did a little bit of cleaning up and got some Hydrocotyle Japan and Monte Carlo coming. I had hoped to do the Monte Carlo in the shrimp tank, but I keep hearing that C02 is a bad idea with expensive shrimps. I'm thinking I'm add the C02 kit to this 75g and carpet the tank with the Monte Carlo, then use the Japan for the 11.4 although I don't know what else I'll use.
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