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Just started a 37 gal amazon biotope with discus tetras and a few other community fish. Was wondering if there was anyone out there with some good ideas of some layouts and plants for this tank.Any help is appreciated
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I would just google planted tanks and get ideas off of other people tanks.
ADA galleries are great for inspiration. Definitely check out Takashi Amano if you haven't already. He is the master.
Also check out pictures of the natural habitat of the species you are keeping and try to get some ideas and inspiration from those images.

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Thanks for the info forgot about Amanos page.
Still want to get some ideas from the people have went over alot of layouts and cant decide on one.
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Since you are trying for a biotope tank I could suggest using the plants that come from the amazon region such as Echinodorus Sp. They can handle the higher than normal temps you'll need for the discus to stay healthy for long term. 84-86 works pretty good, and the other fishes (if from that region also) will handle those temps.

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was wondering if anyone knew where to get some cheap malaysian drift wood in Wilmington,NC new to area and dont know my way around
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lookin for some comments on some good foreground plants for amazon biotope tank.Runnin about 3.5w per gallon and getting ready to upgrade.
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lookin for some comments on some good foreground plants for amazon biotope tank.Runnin about 3.5w per gallon and getting ready to upgrade.
http://www.aquabotanic.com/choosingswords.htm

This should help some.
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If you're looking for layout options, I would take a look at the biotope entries in the recent years AGA Aquascaping contest:

http://showcase.aquatic-gardeners.org/2006.cgi
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thanks a bunch for the feedback
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