wow great looking scape.
im not sure if its the picture , but are you growing another carpet in the sand bed on the right side .. I see hints of green .
haha, just some reflection and slight dust algae on the sand.
Can you furnish tank dimensions?
Don't know which plants I can match to their names as only some of those names I familiar/w, but I'll guess it's Blyxa at the upper left/w the redish tips, but if I'm wrong on that it's secondary as the one just under it is my curiosity. Would that be the Riccardia?
You see a plant you like the looks of and while wondering if it'll work in your tank you
need to be sure on it's name to be able to ask about it.
I've been fairly successful/w Fissidens F. and happen to know they trim very well as
they will get overly long. I just like to have an air line size piece of hose siphoning
into a 5g bucket while I do it to remove the trimmings or I'll have them starting all over
the tank if I don't.
I think the tank all blends in very well but I'll admit I'm partial to the smaller leaved plants because of keeping 10g tanks.
The tank is a 40 breeder 36"x18"x17". Yes, you are correct about the plants. Blyxa on top left with red tips, Riccardia below. I agree, I love to use the siphon technique with moss. Can be such a pain to trim, but so worth it! Same goes for DHG, that stuff gets everywhere, but isn't as worth it as Fissidens!! LOL
Beautiful tank! What size tank is it?
I bet a little group of smaller species Corydoras would look very complimenting hanging out on the sand bank.
You trying for that really red/purple Blyxa planted higher up? How do you have it planted that high up?
Nice driftwood as well.
Are you the one on Youtube that I've seen videos of (ADU aquascaping), if so, would be nice if you could do a short video just displaying the tank's brilliance.
It is a 40 breeder 36"x18"x17". Yes! I have been thinking that very thing. I need to get a school of Cory cats! I probably will. Well I just liked the placement of the blyxa in that spot to fit the shape of the scape, but yes it always seems to get red tips, which I am not complaining. Draws the eye in to the start of the golden spiral with this scape shape, so helps the overall flow I assume. I have everything, including the dome rock of Riccardia on top of lava rubble, that way the scape keeps its shape. I then build up a slope at the back with Controsoil. Of course there has been some settling, but the height and growth of the Blyxa compensate for the settling. Lava rubble helps the hardscape and soil to keep their shape. As well the Manzanita branches touch all the way to the bottom of the tank so they keep their shape. Thanks for checking out the journal.