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Plant suggestions for 32 gal midground

Not sure what to put on the left side in between the hygro polysperma and the AR mini. I'm looking for something that will contrast well with the AR mini and the polysperma that doesn't necessarily need bright direct light, as the area is partially shaded by the driftwood.

I've been thinking maybe a bush of baby tears, or a crypt like wendtii tropica (I'm slightly reluctant to do the crypt since I already have the green gecko and the mi oya). I'm open to anything though if anyone has suggestions. And if anyone has any other escaping suggestions those are welcomed too! Many thanks.

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Nice layout! That driftwood looks familiar...eBay?

How about adding a small stump, a few inches tall and wide, covered in anubias or buce?




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Nice layout! That driftwood looks familiar...eBay?

How about adding a small stump, a few inches tall and wide, covered in anubias or buce?
That's a possibility I hadn't considered...thanks for the suggestion!

As for the driftwood, I found it at a LFS on a trip to MD. Actually, I don't even know what kind of wood it is.
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Hottonia palustris.

I just bought some. It was advertised as easy care, low light. Apparently a good transition plant.

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Thank you @Daisy Mae! Have you planted it in your tank yet? I'd love to see some pictures.
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I have not, am planning on doing it on WC day this weekend. I tend to save any trimming, planting, re-planting for those days. Will take a photo and post at that time!

Replacing some hygrophila difformis which I need to trim pretty much every two weeks since the tank is so short. Hoping this one will grow a little more slowly

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Ok, here's the newly planted Hottonia.
It's still a little pale, I guess the two days in transit plus another couple days in a darkish room did that. I'm hopeful that it will fill out nicely and be a bit more proportional to this tank.

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Looks good! Thank you for sharing the pic!
I think you nailed the leaf shape I need for that spot. I went ahead and pulled the hygrophila polysperma completely, and I think I'm going to fill the whole left side behind the AR mini with either the Hottina or with wisteria.
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I think you should keep the left and back of the driftwood low with an up angle in the left back corner. My first thought was Anubis nana for the spot you were thinking. If you do use Wistiria be prepared to trim a lot if you do want it shorter. Mine grows like crazy in all directions
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