I was looking to start a tank my first journal, but first i need some thoughts on plant selection and hardscape. After ogling (
) at tanks for about 2 months, i finally worked up the courage to begin investing in my own tank. This is my arsenal of gear thus far:
TANK: ADA Mini M
SUBSTRATE: ADA Aquasoil Amazonia (New)
LIGHTING: Archaea 27 watt side-mounted light fixture
HARDSCAPE (thus far): petrified wood from ND...
My first question is, can one rock make make an iwagumi scape? I keep seeing tanks with single rock setups that look extremely "artificial" and out of place. Then again, i think this has to do more with the plant/hardscape selection in the first place. Should i keep this hardscape or keep looking?
...Which leads to my second question.... what plants would compliment this hardscape best!?!? The following picture kinda/sorta conveys the feeling/look i would like to achieve.
This means the foreground is an extremely important selection for me. For example, HC would not be a good selection, IMO. I would love to get some feedback on this, since i have ZERO experience when it comes to any of this.
Thanks in advance!