I'm setting up my low-tech CRS tank in a week or two and decided to play around with the hardscape a bit today. My intentions are to cater to the shrimp, first and foremost, all while creating a pleasant aquascape that would looks neat sitting on a desk. But first some info...
Tank: AGA 15g 24x12x12
Substrate: Amazonia II
Filtration: Aquaclear 50 w/prefilter
Heater: Stealth 50w
Lighting: Coralife T5 (2x15w)
CO2: DIY Jello method through Rhinox diffuser
I had anticipated a high-tech setup all the while thinking about the final scape for this tank, but my recent fascination with CRS essentially ruled out that idea. Now I'm playing with 2wpg, DIY CO2, and little, if any, ferts. With that in mind, I went to work on the hardscape.
The first scape is dependent on my ability to grow Glosso, as I've all but ruled out HC. The driftwood in concentrated to one side of the tank with branches extending on what would be a carpet of plants.
The second is your typical explosion-in-the-center layout.
Xmas or flame moss will line a fair amount of the driftwood, and anubias petite will surround the base of the driftwood, but other than that, I'm stuck. Anyone care to offer suggestions for either layout, as far as plant selection goes? I'm leaning toward the second layout at this point. Sorry fo the crappy pictures. I had to use my camera phone as the digital was MIA.