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Single Species Nature Style Tanks

I've seen several Iwagumi tanks created with just one species of plant, but does anyone have examples of a nature style tank with one species? I've been dreaming of a tank with a long piece of driftwood covered in java fern trident suspended above sand. Truth be told its probably more natural to limit our number of species considering the footprint area of most tanks. Not to mention the challenge of creating depth and contrast with only one shape.

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One species of plant or fish? I plan on only keeping Denison barbs in my next tank. I just enjoy them so much in my current tank.

As for one species of plant, I could never do that. I like a slight variety.


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I wouldn't be able to restrain myself to one plant. However, I keep thinking about an all anubias tank.
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One species of plant. hard to think of right?


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Iwagumi tanks are an obvious example of this. A sandy tank with filled with rock and or wood with large mounds of small leafed ferns can be equally stunning. I often feel like tanks that are well scaped with only a couple species are more interesting than a Dutch style tank with many species.

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I came close to a one species of plant tank with my quarantine tank...


Personally, I like the variety of leaf shapes, but I could see the aesthetic value of limiting to one or three species.
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I think it would be cool to do 2 very different plants and only have these 2 plants. I like contrast.

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I don't know why not. I'm thinking of doing just Anubias in the 4 gal I'm setting up at work. The variety will be in using both the "petite" and the normal-sized plant.

I just saw a piece of driftwood covered in Anubia "Coffeefolia" as the focus [and only plant species] over in the 12 Gallon Long thread, very striking.


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All crypts looks great imho. As far as fish go Odessa barbs or some sort of rainbowfish would look nice
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