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Coming Nano Driftwood Scape (5gallon rimless)

Just finished the scape this past weekend. Haven't decide on plants or fauna yet, but definitely gonna have some HC on the ground since I got a bunch of them left.

Any plant idea would be welcome!


I was hoping I could add some stone and elevation, but ran short on substrate and didn't have any stone that fit the tank..

btw, this is my 3rd tank, my last 2 tank was kinda boring so I hope to use more interesting and variety of plants this time.
3gallon-> https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/pl...k-journal.html
5gallon-> https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/pl...fied-wood.html
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Very nice wood!

I understand your situation, but you're going to wish you had more sloping. It tends to settle and flatten out even more with water and re-planting. I know I wish I had more substrate. =/
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Choco,

I really like your branches and especially how you arranged them. I think an HC carpet would look great. For us to give plant recommendations, can you tell us what kind of look you are going for? Do you want to keep the back of the tank exposed, as it is now?

Also, just from experience, Having branches in your tank is a PITA when you have to scrape the glass and are unable to do so because the branches are blocking the way. Hopefully you never get algae on the glass.

Looking forward to seeing how this turns out!
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Choco,

I really like your branches and especially how you arranged them. I think an HC carpet would look great. For us to give plant recommendations, can you tell us what kind of look you are going for? Do you want to keep the back of the tank exposed, as it is now?

Also, just from experience, Having branches in your tank is a PITA when you have to scrape the glass and are unable to do so because the branches are blocking the way. Hopefully you never get algae on the glass.

Looking forward to seeing how this turns out!
Thanx volatile!
I am thinking about having some bigger leaf plant at the back on the left covering most of the background while leaving the back at the right relatively open space.

The driftwood is already a PITA before cleaning!!! They are not held very tight in place, and they would move ever so slightly everytime I accidentally touches them. I am HOPING they would hold tighter on the substrate after a while or maybe after some root established on the tank.
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These nano tanks always make me want to build up a nano for myself....lookin good!!


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Thanx volatile!
I am thinking about having some bigger leaf plant at the back on the left covering most of the background while leaving the back at the right relatively open space.

The driftwood is already a PITA before cleaning!!! They are not held very tight in place, and they would move ever so slightly everytime I accidentally touches them. I am HOPING they would hold tighter on the substrate after a while or maybe after some root established on the tank.
Yes I feel your pain. With the driftwood in my tank, even with the slightest movement, it would get displaced or uprooted every time I cleaned the tank or tried to plant something . I know some people glue their driftwood down so that it doesn't move, but I had already filled my tank with substrate and water, so that wasn't a possibility.

Will you be using CO2? DIY or pressurized?

For fish, you could go with a single dwarf puffer. They are pretty interesting to watch but require the feeding of live foods and you most likely won't be able to keep any shrimp with them. Or if you prefer a school of fish you could get 8-12 microrasboras like merah, urophthalmoides, or brigittae.



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