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Hello! This is my second attempt at a planted tank and i believe its going to turn out pretty well. The first tank is a 10g with some simple plants like java / riccia and such.

Tank- 5.5 aga
Light- 27 watt home depot lamp
Filter- Just some small power head / sponge deal
Substrate- Cheap aquarium gravel
Hard scape- Driftwood for now
Plants- HC carpet along with some fissidens fontanus on the driftwood
Inhabitants- Probably tiger shrimp once it grows in

I'm not quite sure what driftwood i am going to use. Maybe you can help?
Here they are standing on their edge.

Another view

one piece in tank

2nd piece

Yeah i know it could use a background and such but right now its in another room being neglected until it starts to grow out haha. Wood placement and plant selections are just ideas. I welcome you to include your opinions.

Thanks for looking!

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That piece of driftwood that is in pic 3 is really awesome looking, use that one.
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Take the rims off
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First wood placement!
Its like its not even a choice!! haha
Why not try to incorporate both pieces in to the tank?

haha nvm it'll prob take up too much space you could use to grow plants! haha
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Originally Posted by etbarry View Post
Take the rims off
Ah i would but this tank is more of a halfway point before i try an actual scape. Its mainly an experiment for growing HC and also some extra plant room since the 10g is getting crowded. When i get to the point where i want a rimless tank ill probably just buy an ADA tank.

I think i will go with the first piece of driftwood, and yeah both in the same tank may be a bit crowded.

Thanks for the input!
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