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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 10-18-2020, 03:26 AM Thread Starter
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Hi! This is my first real attempt at an aquascape, and I’d really appreciate any advice you have. I have attached two photos of what I have so far. My plan right now is to use MC as a carpet in the foreground and the path through the stones, add some S. Repens along the left and right walls, moss (maybe fissidens) on the dragon stone. I’m planning on planting all these during a dry start. Before I flood, I’d like to add some AR mini for a pop of color and a small amount of colorful stem plants in the back corners. For these I’m thinking about ludwigia arcuata, rotalla, etc. Are there any plants you’d recommend I stick in the crevices between dragon stone?I’d appreciate any advice! Thank you!
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 10-18-2020, 05:31 AM
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Front two rocks are a little too similar in size and shape to me but it’s tough to get the full effect in a pic. I’d maybe raise the soil in the back a bit too. Should be a nice tank when you are done though.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 10-18-2020, 05:41 AM Thread Starter
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Thank you. You are right, they are pretty similar. Iíll shuffle things around a bit and see what I can do. I have another 6 liters of substrate, so Iíll definitely get a little more elevation in the back. Thank you.

I just couldnít do much more with what I had as far as the two front pieces were concerned. I raised the substrate at the back of the tank and added some smaller accent pieces and rubble.

My substrate is about 5 inches deep in the back. Is that going to cause issues? Any further thoughts?
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