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Old 10-01-2009, 07:49 PM   #1
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How does this layout sound


ok i have a little 2.5g mini bowfront tank that will house 1 briggs snail, a few(3-5) amano shrimp and plants thats it

so how does this sound for the aquascape

2 needle leaf java ferns just forward of the back corners(far enough forward to hide the 2 little filters that will be at each of the back corners). 1 hornwort plant in the very center back of the tank between the 2 filters. 1 anubias nana 'petite' a little farther forward and just off center to the left. 1 small clay pot covered in java moss a little farther forward and off center to the right.

this is what i have planned out in my i am just wondering what you all think of this idea
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Old 10-03-2009, 04:30 PM   #2
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any thoughts? anything you guys think i should swap out for something else?
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Old 10-03-2009, 05:05 PM   #3
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sounds good if you dont mind the messy hornwort shedding everywhere!
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Old 10-04-2009, 02:38 AM   #4
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yea that's the only thing i'm not looking forward too but i heard hornwort is a great nutrient absorber so that is why i am including it in my plans unless i get another suggestion for a plant that is a good nutrient absorber that will work good in a small tank like this
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Old 10-04-2009, 08:43 AM   #5
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try a rotala, hygrophilia, or cabomba. Duckweed will do too.
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Old 10-04-2009, 03:32 PM   #6
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cool ill keep an eye out for those and would any other floater work besides duckweed because im not a huge fan of duckweed. i was thinking like maybe red root floaters(my memory is bad so this is the best name i could think of lmao)
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try dwarf frogbit.
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Old 10-06-2009, 07:10 PM   #8
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ok ill keep my eye out for some dwarf frogbit after i set the tank up
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Old 10-14-2009, 03:20 AM   #9
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With 2 identical plants in the corners, it might look a bit symmetrical. You might want to think about swapping one of the java ferns for a different type. Maybe windelov? That would have the right scale.

I'd second the hornwort removal, and suggest cabomba. There are a few different colors if you don't want the standard bright green. Most will grow in low tech setups.
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Old 10-15-2009, 03:02 AM   #10
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yea i do think the 2 java ferns would make the tank look a little symetrical so i will take ur idea and find something else for the other back corner of the tank thank you
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Old 10-16-2009, 08:15 AM   #11
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ok now does this sound

the needle leaf java fern in the back left corner with a tropica sword in the back right corner. then up a little ways the small pot with some java moss with a small(Very Small) piece of drift wood resting up against it with the Anubias nana 'petite' tied to it with dward baby tears(forgive me on the name its 4am lol) as ground cover with a mix of dwarf frogbit and red root floaters floating around the top
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Old 10-16-2009, 11:28 PM   #12
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Sounds good to me! I like the claypot idea! Good luck!
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Old 10-17-2009, 01:21 AM   #13
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yes i love the idea for the clay pot too i stole it from the idea for caves for larger fish like cichlids and if the shrimp dont use it as a cave(which i doubt they will) itll make a really neat addition to the tank because im going to paint the inside of it black so it looks natural that along with the moss on it itll look completely natural in the tank
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Old 10-21-2009, 05:41 PM   #14
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ok guys ive changed it up a little im pretty sure im gonna get a redsea nano instead of the other filters so that ill have more room in the tank which means ill have more room for plants.

also ill be placing my order soon on a majority of my stocking for this tank so if there are any last minute suggestions they will be greatly appreciated because i dont want this tank looking too bare
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Old 10-21-2009, 06:29 PM   #15
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and also would 4-5 CRS fit into the stocking of this tank?
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