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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-07-2009, 02:21 AM Thread Starter
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37 gallon cube (first "serious" tank)

Its pretty limited, but this is what I have. I wanted a sandy front so I built a little moss barrier with various moss. I only have an angel, blue ram, betta and some hatchets for the time being. I want to add some dwarf hairgrass and maybe another plant or two.

Still waiting for a lot of it to grow in. Wish i had a better camera.

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Since you have the moss creating that barrier, I would suggest using some darker/black substrate and sloping it from behind the moss up towards the back. This will create depth, and also the darker substrate will help bring out the colours of your fish and plants better. I do like the look of white sand in the front though.

Also, you can sorta burry the edges of the driftwood, it would look a bit more natural I feel- the same way alot of people just slightly burry their rocks or dw to hide edges and give it that little bit more of a 'sunk in' feeling.

For the back of the tank, I would use a wall of Eleochoris (spelling?) or Vals, once you have that sloped up a bit.

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if i were you, i'll use only 3 kind of plants, such as anubias, moss, and stem plants or adding some valls.
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