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rescaped the tank once again. what do you guys think?

well, got tired of how it looked without rocks, it was just way too plain looking plus I don't have the right plants to just do a plantscape.

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I still have a little clean up to do as you can see and possibly getting some taller plants for the back.

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no feedback at all? that's a shame.
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I think some jungle val would look great in the back. i think i'd have to buy it from one of you guys tho.
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you'd be better off adding the images to the post instead of links.

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Jungle val may be too tall for that tank, but Ludwigia repens wouldn't be for behind the rocks. You might try to locate some Fissedens to tie on one of the tree limbs also.
Most use Java moss for that but I think it grows too wild unless you have a very large tank for it. Fissedens are much more close growing and wave in the current nicely.

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I see a few things you could consider.

Get some kind of foreground plant, like dwarf sagittaria and fill in the area in front of the crypts.

Get a plant that grows on drift wood, like java fern or java moss, and attatch some of it to your driftwood.

I tend to agree with Raymond A., Jungle val will be too tall for the tan, but you might get good restults with the smaller species like corkscrew val.

You could also consider more driftwood and use that to fill in the background, especially if you attach plants to it.

Once you get some good growth, you'll find aquascapeing is a continuous process. Over time you might find yourself redoing one section at a time till you get it the way you like.
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you'd be better off adding the images to the post instead of links.

I don't know what db.tt is, and i'm not clicking on it to find out.
It's Dropbox, a very well known image hosting website.

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Jungle val may be too tall for that tank, but Ludwigia repens wouldn't be for behind the rocks. You might try to locate some Fissedens to tie on one of the tree limbs also.
Most use Java moss for that but I think it grows too wild unless you have a very large tank for it. Fissedens are much more close growing and wave in the current nicely.

https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...d.php?t=554922
I like when it get's tall and hovers on the surface...but yea I suppose you're right, plus the Ludwigia is a lot prettier lol. I was thinking java fern for the driftwood, I really like the way it looks but java moss is definitely out of the question, I had it already and it just get's everywhere (tangled in plants and around intake and such) it's too much of a pain imo.

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I see a few things you could consider.

Get some kind of foreground plant, like dwarf sagittaria and fill in the area in front of the crypts.

Get a plant that grows on drift wood, like java fern or java moss, and attatch some of it to your driftwood.

I tend to agree with Raymond A., Jungle val will be too tall for the tan, but you might get good restults with the smaller species like corkscrew val.

You could also consider more driftwood and use that to fill in the background, especially if you attach plants to it.

Once you get some good growth, you'll find aquascapeing is a continuous process. Over time you might find yourself redoing one section at a time till you get it the way you like.
dwarf sagittaria looks really nice, I tried dwarf hair grass once before but that didn't work out for me at all as it just wouldn't stay in my substrate, but the dwarf sagittaria is definitely something I'll think about.

I cannot fit any driftwood behind the rocks, there's no space behind them for that.
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looks prettty sick keep it up!
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I did at first imagine what it would look like with a piece of Java Fern tied to the second limb down from the top one. But that's when I thought of Fissedens at the top of that limb going up in the back.

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looks nice I like it kinda looks like a biotope setup
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looks prettty sick keep it up!
thanks man! i hope to keep it up, need something tall in the back tho that's for sure.

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I did at first imagine what it would look like with a piece of Java Fern tied to the second limb down from the top one. But that's when I thought of Fissedens at the top of that limb going up in the back.
Fissedens do look good, but is it like java moss?

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looks nice I like it kinda looks like a biotope setup
thanks man! and sorry to sound like a complete ignoramus, but what is a biotope? heh.
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I gave you a link to a sale of them on here in my first reply but you can see a much better picture of them if you look them up on e-bay. (Fissedens)

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thanks man! and sorry to sound like a complete ignoramus, but what is a biotope? heh.
A biotope is a scapethat mimmicks the same or as close to a fish environment in nature

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You're tank looks cool! I like how you placed the rocks and driftwood in a way where it looks natural. Keep up the good work!


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I think the tank is looking great. If you are looking for height in the backround some Ludwiga R. Bacopa C. or Hygro Polysperma would give you height and another tone of green.

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