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New Shrimp Tree

Just getting started but I wanted to get some input before I plant and fill 'er up.

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The idea is to plant some A. Nana 'Petite' around the base of the tree, something just a little taller in the corner behind it, some sort of moss on top and some easy foreground on the tree side leaving about a third of the tank bare substrate on the left. I'm leaning toward xmas moss for the tree and Dwarf Hairgrass for the foreground but I'm up to suggestions. Not really sure what about the back corner yet. Maybe a java fern of some sort.

I'm also not too sure I like the slate so I may change out those pieces for something else.

The goal is for CRS/CBS and a couple of Ottos and Nerites when everything is nice and stable.

What do you guys think? Ideas? Thoughts? Advice?

Thanks for taking a look.

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OMG, that driftwood totally makes me jealous, and I LOVE dwarf hairgrass, so I'd say go for it.


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Bigger rocks. The rocks will get covered by the dwarf hair grass, and I'm sure you would love to be able to see the rocks through the dwarf hair grass.

Great scape, great looking tree.

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Thanks to both of you.

I agree about the rocks for sure. I'm thinking about raising the substrate level around the base of the tree and using some larger rocks to pant the A. Nana 'Petite' around.

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Nice tank, deff go with some bigger rocks and DH, I just finished planting mine, once my CO2 is hooked up it should carpet in no time


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I think the xmas moss sounds great! here is an image of an aquascape with the same concept:

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I think the xmas moss sounds great! here is an image of an aquascape with the same concept:
That is one of the two that gave me this idea. Its quite beautiful and I can only hope mine turns out half as nice.

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that's a great piece to create a tree! i think a slope around the base of the tree can add alot to this scape. i think larger, darker stones would look better

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Changes it a little bit. Whaddya think now?

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what kind of tree did you get the branch from?
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what kind of tree did you get the branch from?
I picked it up at a local shop. If I recall it was labeled lace wood.

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I would angle the tree a bit maybe toward the back corner, not much just a bit, and i dont like how crowded those rocks look around the base.

here is a nice link to give you some ideas.

http://www.aquascapingworld.com/foru...iro-manso.html

i also agree with the hill idea.
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I would angle the tree a bit maybe toward the back corner, not much just a bit, and i dont like how crowded those rocks look around the base.

here is a nice link to give you some ideas.

http://www.aquascapingworld.com/foru...iro-manso.html

i also agree with the hill idea.
Thanks for the link. Those are some great looking trees.

I'm not set on the angle and and still playing with things thanks to input from fine folks like yourself.

Thanks again.

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It looks great so far! I can't wait to see it filled in

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Nice, the new scape looks much better


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