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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-28-2006, 01:03 PM Thread Starter
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Aquascaping Advice Needed

I'm about to move my 37g across town this weekend. In the process I will be removing all the plants, driftwood etc. and I am looking for some aquascaping help. This is a current picture of my tank.





I have had success in growing things for the most part, and I think it could look very good, but I dont know what to do to make it look its best. My plant list includes: rotala indica, pennywort, corkscrew val, java fern, amazon sword, a few apongeton bulbs, and hygrophilia. I have the two driftwood pieces as you can probably see. I am also looking for a good foreground ground cover plant. Thanks in advance.

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To make it look its best? I'd say a weeding expedition. LOL! Right now it looks like one of those overgrown areas you wouldn't want to walk through for fear of snakes. Then again, I think a lot of aquascaping I've seen looks that way so what do I know.

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Shape. You need to have a shape in mind. And a foreground, midground, and background. Everything tall doesn't equal depth.

Seem you have the plant growing aspect situated, so you're on your way!

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I think trim the tall plant in the middle so it is lower than the two side plants. Personally I would also remove the branch
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Branch looks fine. Rocks gotta go. Different substrate, it doesn't look natural. And of course a hell of a trim. After that, it's all up to you.

Except maybe corkscrew vals.....I always thought they looked ridiculous.

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IMO its not the driftwood or rocks that toss the aquascape out of whack. Its the lines they form together. Both the branch and top rock are parallel. I would change out the rocks and see post #4.
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Thanks for the advice, I got everything moved safely. I took the rocks out all together and the two pieces of driftwood are kinda reversed now. I thinned out my plants so there are small bunches of the rotala and hygro, I have my two amazon swords, the java fern on the driftwood and all the pennywort I could save. I'm going to try to make the pennywort lay low in the front as a ground cover. I'll post a pic when I can. Thanks for all the help, I can grow things fairly well but I'm no artist.
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