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MINI-L, I suck at aquascaping need budget suggestions!

I decided to follow the philosophy that if you're gonna buy something, buy it once and never another.

With that said my MINI-L finally came and I just crudely transferred my PFR's into there, let's just say that unless some of you guys are willing to sell me better looking driftwood for cheap that that's all I'm going to currently have to work with.

Any ideas on how to change up the substrate sloping or wood placement?

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i like how it looks!! i think with some tall stems in the back and a grassy plant up front itd look great. the only thing i personally dont like is those 3 circular things. i think planted tanks should look as natural as possible so what are your plans for stock?


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i like how it looks!! i think with some tall stems in the back and a grassy plant up front itd look great. the only thing i personally dont like is those 3 circular things. i think planted tanks should look as natural as possible so what are your plans for stock?
Heh the tubes are a ceramic shrimp habitat, currently my plants for this tank are PFR's and my culled CRS, maybe some CPD's if I can ever find any.

Any ideas for background plants? I got some micro swords in another tank that I could plant in here, but where in the front would i put it? dont want to overpower my HC.
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id put the micro swords behind the wood so when you look through the hole you see them. for a background plant id do something like rotala rotundifolia.


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Just aboput any stem plant would work for the background. id look to see what you like and just keep it trimmed.

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id put the micro swords behind the wood so when you look through the hole you see them. for a background plant id do something like rotala rotundifolia.

I like that idea, thanks! =D
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I like that idea, thanks! =D
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I actually like the driftwood, it's has a nice arch/cave that your fish should enjoy.

For the background, you could try Eleocharis Vivipara(long hair grass). The tall grass could contrast with low arching driftwood.

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The glosso carpet will look nice once it fills in! you can substitue lack of hardscape with a dramatic softscape, I think it looks great for a shrimp habitiat.... A regular Anubias (vs. a mini) can have a dramatic effect and not even attached to anything, I got mine in a pot and I planted it in the soil with the base showing, (I hear that is requirement to keep it growing) Mine gets a new leaf every month and each one gets bigger and bigger... I'll try to snap a pic and you can see if its something that might work for you as well. Ambulia grows thick as a stem plant, but it also grows really fast... you will be trimming weekly with that
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