30 gal brand new
Today I received two plant shipments (F. fontanus and Willow moss) and decided that since my driftwood had soaked enough that I would set up the tank I've been waiting to set up for about a month now.
After some deliberation, mainly with paint, and my lacking 'artistic' skills I went with a dungle river layout, and I am looking to complete the layout as a split-in-the-middle layout. The substrate (eco complete black) is divided by desert sand in the middle, which divides like a river splitting. ( below I added a basic paint scheme to depict the layout.) I lined the "river edges" with small pebbles and added bigger stones into the middle to depict boulders. My driftwood serves as a bridge across the river and is resting on a stone base on one side and on another piece of driftwood on the other side. The Willow moss is hanging off the large driftwood's "fingers" and I will snake a bunch of anubias petite up one of the fingers to represent a climbing vine plant. The 'river' will divide two areas of heavy planting, the right and left back corners.
I tied the Fissidens and willow moss down, and added some crypt wendtii 'bronze'. In the middle of the river divide I thought of putting a Tiger Lotus. Although I think the picture will speak for itself.
Light: T5 HO 24W
Substrate: Eco complete black
CO2: soon to come
If anyone has any suggestions for plants, I'm all ears. I wanted to divide longer stem plants into each back corner (bushy growth) and then smaller ones (HC and others) in the front. Around the stones and the smaller root, I wanted to plant something like. E. tenellus or B. japonica.
Let me know what you guys are thinking. I am very open to suggestions and would like to hear some input to make the tank as good-looking as possible.
Last edited by Hobbes1911; 01-24-2011 at 12:56 AM.