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Fluval Spec Plant ideas?

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I decided to buy a fluval spec (2 gallon model) since I saw it on clearance for 45$ at petsmart. Figured it was a bargain. Now I wanted something different as opposed to my usual black substrate so I used play sand. Now I have already "scaped" the tank persay with two pieces of slim wood from Aqua Forest Aquarium. The intended plants are anubias nana, Java fern, micro sword and fissidens fontanus. Keeping the stock LED light is my plan as well. I just would like some feedback from my fellow aquarists on how the two pieces of wood look, and whether or not my ideas for plants sound good. Thanks a bunch!

P.S. Feel free to share pictures of your own Spec setups! I'd love to see them and gain some inspiration

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So I ended up planting the tank this morning, nothing too crazy. I attached anubias nana to the driftwood, planted a small clipping of Java fern in the back center, a tiny plug of microsword in the front and also a couple fronds of fissidens attached to a pebble. Now I know this isn't probably the best planting but I would like to see everything grow in on its own. (oh and I also planted 3 small stems of anacharisand threw in a guppy to start cycling) give me your opinions please!
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I like your wood pieces, and that white sand is certainly striking (although I wouldn't be looking forward to keeping it clean, depending on the livestock you add!).

For decorating, however, the human eye tends to find odd numbered groupings more aesthetically pleasing. One branch is fine, 3 are fine, but two looks oddly symmetrical and unnatural. I would consider placing the two branches (both of which are very nice... it's really hard to find good branches with good structure this small, so those are quite a find... I'm jealous!) together, so they look like they are part of a single, more complicated, branch, instead of two side-by-side branches.

Here are two scapes I did with my Spec (also the 2 gal):





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I like your wood pieces, and that white sand is certainly striking (although I wouldn't be looking forward to keeping it clean, depending on the livestock you add!).

For decorating, however, the human eye tends to find odd numbered groupings more aesthetically pleasing. One branch is fine, 3 are fine, but two looks oddly symmetrical and unnatural. I would consider placing the two branches (both of which are very nice... it's really hard to find good branches with good structure this small, so those are quite a find... I'm jealous!) together, so they look like they are part of a single, more complicated, branch, instead of two side-by-side branches.

Here are two scapes I did with my Spec (also the 2 gal):



I appreciate the feedback! Yeah I understand what you mean with the two branches being kinda symetrical, maybe I'll play around with them a bit more. Lovely scapes by the way, I think they're great! And as far as fauna go I was think maybe some small fish such as CPD's but then again I think I saw some CBS at my LFS so those might fit the size of the tank better than a fish. Not to mention it wouldnt dirty up the substrate too quickly with just the shrimps.
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