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Can anyone tell me what the fine carpet is in this pic? I believe there is a small amount of MIcro Sword, but whart is the finer grass that covers the majority?
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LOL where's the pic?

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I'd say micro sword. Seeing this makes me wish I would have gone through with my Helms Deep tank idea. Still have the castle part I made, so maybe one day I'll make it happen.


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Looks like eleocharis parvula (hairgrass) to me. Love the castle!
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VERY well trimmed MicroSword

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the blades look to wide to be hairgrass imo


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Well, it looks like there is a mix. There are swords in the front, but everywhere else it is very fine.
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I'd say micro sword. Seeing this makes me wish I would have gone through with my Helms Deep tank idea. Still have the castle part I made, so maybe one day I'll make it happen.

I love Castles, and always thought they look corny in a tank if they are just sitting there around a bunch of plants.

Castles are the ornament that is so common it is often mis-used, but they have potential such as the pic above to be absolutely dazzling and make you feel like you are in a differnet time period.

Yah - I am a 27yr. Old male that just used the word Dazzling....and Im proud of it.
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Does anyone know how they would prevent the grass from growing in the "Road"...

Is there a certain substrate you would use there to prevent it, or just regular maintenance by removing any runners?
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Guessing it's regular maintenance to remove runners. But, you could probably DIY some type of "barrier" ... you know like you put those plastic barriers/edgers around landscape beds to prevent grass growing in, flowers growing out? Just on a much smaller scale for aquarium use. I don't have the slightest clue if those exist commercially for aquascaping or not!
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Guessing it's regular maintenance to remove runners. But, you could probably DIY some type of "barrier" ... you know like you put those plastic barriers/edgers around landscape beds to prevent grass growing in, flowers growing out? Just on a much smaller scale for aquarium use. I don't have the slightest clue if those exist commercially for aquascaping or not!

Thats a cool idea though. I had often thought of using a technique that I recently realized is an actual "branded" concept. I saw it when researching "types of aquascapes" in which I found the above photo. I forget the actual name, but it is creating aquascapes with "earth like" themes (Houses, cities, etc..)

One had like Zen type buddha temple, with a shaoling warrior outside. It seems cheesy, but when done right it can be amazing.

I remeber one where there was a fence that looked self-manufactured and it was awesome. I share this because your landscaping suggestion triggered it from memory...I will browse the web and see if I can find some examples

EDIT: I believe this is the movie I watched - absolutely worth the time spent watching. I dont know how they incorporate what looks like Waterfalls but DAMN they are cool.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lsa8V...eature=related
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