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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-15-2019, 02:30 PM Thread Starter
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Plant placement help needed

For my 40 breeder i'm getting 2x large bunches of java fern, 2x pots of crypt undulata, 1x pot of crypt wendtii, 1x tiger lotus, 2x large 12" amazon swords from my other tank, and 2x bunches of jungle val.

I was thinking one amazon sword in the back left corner behind the driftwood and the other one in the back right corner. Jungle val along the right side. I'm not sure where to position the other plants.

Any ideas? I'd like to keep the plants more towards the back/middle. I also have some biege/brown/white river rocks I can use.
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-28-2019, 05:51 AM
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May move the heater to the bottom and position some the bushier plants to block filter. Plant around the wood and use the open space to display one or two different species. If any of them can be planted out of substrate attach them to the wood with super glue. I glued anubias to a piece of dragon stone and it looks amazing.
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I'd attach some of the java fern on the side of the wood for sure.

I'd stick the lotus in front of the filter where it will make a nice centerpiece plant, and the crypts around the front of it and the wood sort of scattered naturally where they won't mind the shade from the lotus leaves (unless you plan to keep it very very short). The val will spread a lot unless you pinch back runners pretty ruthlessly, and will also bend and shade stuff nearby, so take that into account as well. The crypts will like the shade, but will make it very hard to tend runners if planted too close. I'd use a rock to glue a java fern as a way of planting near the val since it can be easily moved and replaced, and will take the lower light.
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