Hello, looking for plant selection advice on nano tank build.
Hello everyone! I’m a new guy here. I’m setting up my first tank in about 15 years. I had a 15g and 55g in high school, and while I used live plants, they weren’t really planted tanks. The build I’m planning is for a 10 gallon Penn Plax curved corner aquarium. I’m adding extra lighting doing my own built in filter behind the background. The filter it comes with will be a backup if my pump dies.
The inspiration is an undercut stream bank. Take a look at the drawing below. The background is quite ambitious. I’m going to try gluing some gaged slate tile one on top of another and then carve out the undercut “cliff side”.
I’m looking for advice on plants. I would like a ground cover for the substrate that will flow in the current, adding to the river feel, but won’t grow over the slate. That’s where the simple plant descriptions seem to be lacking, will it grow on rock, in substrate, or both? The bottom left corner probably won’t get a lot of light, but that’s where I really want the flow to show up.
I would also like a med to high light, low growing plant for the top of the cliff. Something that will grow on the slate, and take advantage of that brightly lit area.
Finally, maybe an accent to attach to the cliff face on the right?
The drawing is not to scale. The tank is about 12” tall, and the cliff will be 10-11” tall. I hope you can make out the drawing.