Well, I've set up the tank, although it's currently empty. 29 gallons, as I believe I already mentioned, and I've acquired a 65W single bulb PC and the Penguin 200; I don't plan on dosing CO2. The substrate is also already in and settled, I went with eco-complete; is this okay alone? I'm planning to order plants online within the next couple of days, probably from aquaticplantdepot.com, and I thought I'd post my plans on here and maybe ask for a little more good advice on plant choice, numbers, and arrangement.
#1 - Low lying rocks on the middle-left surrounded by approx. three anubias (nana, coffeefolia, and barteri) and two or three crypts, in both fore- and middle-ground. The store I'm ordering from unfortunately does not stock green wendtii, although plenty of other varieties are stocked. Are any others similar? Green wendtii is my favorite of those I've seen.
#2 - More crypts and anubias (same varieties) surround the driftwood, in addition to dwarf sag if this will work. Also fore- and middle-ground.
#3 - Java moss on the driftwood.
#4 - The site lists Sagittaria platyphylla
; is this the large sag I've seen? Various kinds of a plant called vallisneria are also stocked, and they look similar. Are they a better option?
#5 - Med. amazon sword is one of the few background plants I've decided on, as well as #6 hygrophila difformis in the background on the left.
#7 - I'm unsure what to do with the rest of the background. I guess a variety of medium-tall plants might look nice, depending on what my tanks stats will allow. The website has quite a collection here: http://aquaticplantdepot.com/bunchedplants.html
. Are any of these obvious decent choices?
The tank is largely insprired by the following tank, designed by Dusko Bojic. I really like how dense the crypts and anubias are. Any advice on the layout, the number, and particularly the specific species of plants I've chosen (and not yet chosen) would be really appreciated. Thanks in advance.
(No luck linking the image.)