I started this project several months ago, but finally took the time to get some good pictures. I hope that I will remember to update later on.
My general idea is to emulate a South America riverbank habitat. This is a loose interpretation, for example, I have a group of a half-dozen Punitus
barbs in there. Some of the plants are pretty representative, such as a couple of different Echinodorus
. I also have tetras, a bristlenose pleco and Apistogramma
Here is the display. It's in a 65 tall Aqueon tank with top rim removed.
I double-posted this picture over in the DIY forum where I was explaining stand build.
The emergent plants are all planted in Riparium Supply accessories. The underwater plants are planted in pool filter stand. They get bi-weekly ferts and Excel every day. That Teklight is bright, but the immersed plants do OK without pressurized CO2 because the emergent stuff throws a lot of shade. They need to grow in some more, but I am pretty happy with the emmersed plants. I need to work on the underwater scape some more. I would appreciate any suggestions that you might have.