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Planted 29 with a lack of aquascaping skills

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I am new to the forum, but been in the hobby for about 6 months now. I did have a tank in high school and failed, but I am older and wiser now, ha! Thought I would share my 29g in the living room and get some opinions on what I should do next. This is like the display tank for those who come and go, but I have a new 75g in my office that's dirted and being cycled as we speak; we'll get to that one later on though

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Your scape already looks better than mine

Looks good. Need more low light plants though. It will slowly grow into a jungle MAybe spread your crypts a big more, they seems to be in tight bunches. I dont like amazon swords though, they are just too big and boring. But thats just my opinion OH red tiger lotus would be a brilliant addition to your tank. Its red and a low light plant.

Overall looks good.

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Thanks samee. There was never really a plan for an aquascape, it's been a 'do it as I go' type of thing. One good thing about the all-in-one substrates, like Eco-Complete, is they are easy to rescape constantly. I looked up that Red Tiger Lotus and I may be hunting some down for the tank; I never heard of it until now! Crypts will be spread out next water change.

Believe it or not, most of this is from petsmart! Minus the sprite, two big swords, and rotala.

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Nothing wrong with your 'scaping skills...looks really nice!

The worst thing you could do right now is muck it up with some sort of rescape.

It seems to be very clear, the plants look healthy, the fauna look healthy, ... did I mention really nice looking tank?!

Let in fill in for a year or so, and then if anyone recommends changing anything, send them to me!...lol!

Great job!

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Thanks fred1163! I plan on cutting the wisteria on the left and letting it float so there will be a floating mess on the left side and let that rotala grow in pretty good.

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I think it is a great start also. I would just like to see some sort of focal point in the tank though, maybe a nice tall stone or driftwood. Just a suggestion. I would also get that wisteria planted or you risk roots going every which way. Stuff is a weed though and will fill out a large portion of your tank. Be ready to trim, mine has filled in and I have to make sure to trim often so it doesn't encroach on everything else.


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Looking good. I ordered some more plants for mine, and looking for a few more.

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I know what you mean about the roots, but I think the big bunch of wisteria leaves would take the eye away from the roots. Plus if they get too long then I could trim them back; it's a super hardy plant anyways. I love floating some plants though!

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Looks good, I agree with the others, I am not seeing any lack of aquascaping skills in there. You did some nice work with that tank. How's everything in there doing now?
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I got an order of plants in today and I need to get things arranged and then report back!

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