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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-26-2017, 12:49 AM Thread Starter
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Hi all,

I'm new to The Planted Tank, and although not new to aquariums, definitely new to aquascaping. I already have a 55g planted tank setup, but I decided to try my hand at a nano (10"X10"X10") for my first aquascape.

The hardscape is quartz that I found along the local hiking trails.

I've only just put the plants in - dwarf hair grass in the foreground, anubias nana petite and anubias nana narrowleaf in the mid/background. A bit of java moss from my other tank caps the main stone.

The DHG came in very long, about 3.5" in length - I plan to trim them down to <1" eventually and I hope they carpet. Any suggestions on trimming schedule and carpeting for DHG?

I would appreciate any feedback on how to improve the layout while the tank cycles and the plants fill in.

Thanks in advance!
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I would have gone with shorter carpet plants in the front, otherwise some of the rocks will be covered and not be noticeable. Maybe put the grassy looking plant in the middle of the three rocks and on the far sides.


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I would have gone with shorter carpet plants in the front, otherwise some of the rocks will be covered and not be noticeable. Maybe put the grassy looking plant in the middle of the three rocks and on the far sides.
Thanks for the advice, Chizpa! I trimmed the DHG down to keep from covering things up - if it gets out of hand I'll switch to something smaller like HC or montecarlo.

Added Harlequin Rasboras as placeholder fish... I think I may go with CPDs or Strawberry Rasboras in the end.
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If you not running good light, co2 and/or a rich substrate the DHG will probably not make it.
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What kind of light and substrate are you using?


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It's a Finnex Stingray clip-on LED. Substrate is Eco-complete on the bottom and Caribsea SuperNatural on top. Seachem Flourish tabs embedded in the substrate and daily dose of Flourish Excel. I'm not running any CO2 as of yet - the DHG seems to be... not dead, so there's that... Do you think changing the foreground plants to something a little more low maintenance might be the way to go?
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