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Working on my third Eheim Aquastyle 6 plant layout. Was orginally thinking all riccia carpet, leaving some front sand exposed. Another idea I have is doing anubias nana in the mid to back ground and a barteri for added height, again leaving the front sand area exposed like my other tank. I really love the look of a single Ohko stone in the two tanks I got so I'm trying to plant around them as the centerpiece. The subtrate is only sand so my choices are limited. Check out my sig for my tank journal progress on these tanks.

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i love the 3 tank setup.
i would make them as different as possible. make 1 a dim lit anubias, microsorum, and moss setup, one a bright iwagumi, and one a bright dutch. just a thought.

if you have the willingness to work with that much riccia (its pretty high maintance, it needs to be trimmed/retied constantly), id do that. riccia looks amazing in the afternoon when fully pearled.
and its rootless, so your inert substrate is not an issue at all.

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These Eheim LEDs aren't dimmable but I don't think it will be a huge problem if I go with anubias. I'm leaning the anubias route, cause I do remember riccia being high maintanence when I had them in 2004. I'm a lttle hesitant with the anubias only cause I think it might throw of the scale of things. Thanks marko for the input. Phone pic, gonna bust out my DSLR when the tanks mature a little.


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