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Old 03-05-2014, 07:59 PM   #1
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What would you do..


If you had this tank? Its a 55 gallon that will be housing 2 BN plecos, kuhli loaches, harlies, and a couple mollies. I would prefer to be low light and no CO2. So what would you do with this setup?
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Old 03-05-2014, 08:00 PM   #2
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Sorry about the reflection of my closet doors..
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Old 03-05-2014, 08:13 PM   #3
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A tonne of anubias on the wood and some valls or stem plants in the background. maybe some java fern also.
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Old 03-05-2014, 08:36 PM   #4
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I can see anubias on the wood. I think that would be good. Are valls the grassy type plants? There is a reddish low light plant that I have seen before but I cant remember the name. Its a stem plant.
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Old 03-05-2014, 10:10 PM   #5
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Your first design challenge will be to bury the thick end of that wood. You have to hide that saw mark. You could have it sticking out of an embankment of substrate held up buy rocks. I always like tanks that work with elevation. Plant some large rooted plants in that higher plateau, then plant the lower flats with grassy foreground plants.
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Old 03-05-2014, 10:13 PM   #6
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Put some floating plants in there. Let beams of light pierce into the depths and put a black backing on the tank so those rocks look more like caves
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Old 03-05-2014, 11:51 PM   #7
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I didnt think about the saw mark. My plan is to have a dim light shining through the hole in the back through colored tissue. The floating plants will help with the moonlight affect from the top. Im going to work on hiding the saw mark tonight.
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Rock and sand/gravel should hide the sawed base of that wood.
I'd definitely agree with anubias on the wood, as well as maybe some java fern.
Swordplant planted in the rock/substrate mix that hides the wood base, vals in a clump on the other side, clump of crypts on the open area at the left.
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