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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-23-2010, 05:12 AM Thread Starter
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Not sure if I am posting this in the right place, but here goes.

Tank is all up and I can dose ferts if necessary but staying low tech. This is a 90 Gallon with the 4' Foot print.

Well, I just went plant happy and have a bunch coming in so I need advice on how to lay all this stuff out, what should be in back/front/middle etc....

Here is my list of what is already in the tank:
First three are Petco's plants in a container. When i removed them from the water holding stuff I found that I had more than one per container.
Amazon sword 4" x 4
Argentine Sword 4" x 4
Hygro Compact 4"x5
java fern on a ring w/ a rock attached to hold it down (way it come from petco)
java moss Attached to cocunut shell (from petco)
Anubius - unknown which one but attached to a rock w/ javamoss on it also.

Now, what I have coming in within the next few days.

hygro augustafolia
crypt-retro spiralis
ludwiga repens
rotala rotudafolia
dwarf sag
Amazon Sword
sunset hygro
hygro difformis
ludwigia repens
cabomba carolina
jungle val
java fern
Ludwigia repens
Cryptocoryne Wendtii
Anubias Barteri
Anubias Coffeolia

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What are you going to try and accomplish...like what style? Normally it is a good idea to give us some of what you are trying to do and we work from there.... Oh, and what kind of hardscape do you have?


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I'm not sure what style to call it. I would like to fill in the back area and kind of curve it around then bring it in towards the center. Does that make sense at all?

I have one piece of driftwood but one of the LFS here has huge pieces (talking 12"x12" or bigger) for like $15/$20 and I was thinking of that w/ the other piece as a sort of central area.

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Here is the journal if anyone wants to see pictures of the current tank to help give ideas.

https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/ta...-toddlers.html

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i think the question is if you are planning to follow any of the conventional styles like dutch, iwagumi (plant choices suggest no), nature style (probably) etc.

I would strongly suggest that you look at different tanks in these styles, decide what you want and what you can accomplish with your plants and hardscape and decide from there. Right now the question is too open ended for anybody to suggest anything.

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Ok, after looking up and reading the various styles of aquascaping I would lean towards dutch, but possibly a mix of dutch and natural?

I would live to try a tiawanese but that looks to be a lot more of a project than I am ready for.

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