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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-22-2013, 12:17 AM Thread Starter
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Great growth, but my scape is a MESS. Any suggestions?

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I started out with an idea, and while my plants are growing beautifully, it just looks like a tangle of plants.
Any suggestions of what I should trim or move?

The second picture is the most recent, but the first is a better overall.



It is a 5 gallon tank with:
Java Moss
Anubias
Water Sprite
Alternanthera reineckii Cardinalis
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-22-2013, 01:14 AM
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If it were my tank, I'd play around with positioning of the rock and wood until I found a position I liked. Right now it looks pretty straight. Maybe angle the wood so the branch comes from behind the rock. Don't be afraid to break up the space a bit. I don't see your java moss, but maybe attach it to the wood. You can do that with either thread or gel superglue. The watersprite makes a nice background plant since it has so much height. You could clump it a bit more if you want to make more of a focal point. I'm not that familiar with your cardinalis, so I'm not sure how tall it will get. Plant it accordingly, toward the back if it gets tall, midground if it is semi-tall, or foreground if it stays short. Maybe in between some of the branches would work, depending on how you scape the rest. I don't see your frogbit, unless that's the small plant you have in the foreground. If so, it's a floater, not something that should be planted. If that plant in the foreground is something else, forgive me... I can't tell from the picture.

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I think you could use the wood how it is just angle it like mosspearl said or have it where the wood stands up.

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