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Plant/Driftwood placement, HELP

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I have an 85 gallon, 6 foot long aquarium that i've had up and running for about 6 months and i've been having trouble getting the driftwood and plants arranged for a long time. Are there any general tips you guys could give?

I like aquariums that have a lot of plants and driftwood, but still having enough room for 2 large angelfish to move around. Since my aquarium is only a little over a foot wide, this is a problem.

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Also, if any of you guys live in the Phoenix AZ area, let me know and i might be willing to pay for some assistance.

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Try reading up on the Golden Rule at www.Aquatic-Eden.com, there's some really good tips on this website.





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Also, if any of you guys live in the Phoenix AZ area, let me know and i might be willing to pay for some assistance.
I don't know about professional aquascaping help, but there are lots of friendly people here and at http://www.azaquaticplants.com/!
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I don't know about professional aquascaping help, but there are lots of friendly people here and at http://www.azaquaticplants.com/!
Is there such thing as a company that provides planted tank design assistance?
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Is there such thing as a company that provides planted tank design assistance?
There are companies that will set up attractive aquariums for you, yes, but most of the ones I've seen around here in the Phoenix area are for saltwater; I'm not sure any of them do plants; and I'm not sure any of them will do it without a maintenance contract too (that is, targeted at someplace like an office where they want a pretty tank and not the work.)

I think trial-and-error will be your best teacher. Over the years I've learned a little about photography and a little about garden design, and I'm finding that all those kinds of snippets are helping me to feel slightly confident about making attractive choices for my aquarium design. And of course, there's always inspiration! I love poring over the ADA competition results (the judges' commentary is super helpful!); the photo journals here; and other nice tank photos whereever I can find them!
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There are companies that will set up attractive aquariums for you, yes, but most of the ones I've seen around here in the Phoenix area are for saltwater; I'm not sure any of them do plants; and I'm not sure any of them will do it without a maintenance contract too (that is, targeted at someplace like an office where they want a pretty tank and not the work.)

I think trial-and-error will be your best teacher. Over the years I've learned a little about photography and a little about garden design, and I'm finding that all those kinds of snippets are helping me to feel slightly confident about making attractive choices for my aquarium design. And of course, there's always inspiration! I love poring over the ADA competition results (the judges' commentary is super helpful!); the photo journals here; and other nice tank photos whereever I can find them!

I guess it's just a matter of experience. I'll keep trying.
Thanks for the help
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