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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-18-2017, 07:17 AM Thread Starter
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Suggestion for midground plant

Hi. I've setup a 60 l nano cube. And I'm quite happy with the result. However I need something for the mid ground and I've been unable to figure out a good candidate. Hence I turn to you guys for a good suggestion.

The tank is running co2, estimative index and medium, bordering high lights.

I'm looking for a plant to put in front of my ludwigia mini in the right side of the tank. It needs to be something like 10-15 cm high. Any suggestion?

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Blyxa Japonica
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Without seeing the comment of houseofcards, I was thinking this layout screams for Blyxa japonica.

More jungle ? Try raising some Hydrocotyle tripartita on some wood.

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I was thinking a small crypt like lutea, but I like the idea of Blyxa better. It would offer a cool contrast of shape and texture, and would tie in well with the foreground. It would keep the viewer's eye moving around in a circular fashion. Taking it all in, without getting hung up in one area.
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I think Lobelia cardinalis small form would work well on either side, if you are looking for 2 plants I would think AR mini or variegata in front of p. erectus and lobelia in front of ludwigia red.


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Hi all. I think Blyxa has a great texture for the purpose. Adding a red plant in front of the Pogostemon erectus, makes a lot of sense also. Thank you so much for your suggestions. I love how helpful people are on this forum :-)
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By the way. Thanks for the positive feedback on the tank also. Nice to hear that other people than myself appreciate it for what it is. I'm not exactly an expert on scaping and didn't set out to do an award winning scape by any means ;-)
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