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After seeing what steven created, it gave me the idea to try it.

This is a very rough sketch and i mean rough.

XXL Bogwood to serve as a Planting Island with a Palm type plant to hang over the tank.

With Lots of Moss and Anubias (on Order) and some Fissiden for the Bogwood.
 

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cool looking idea. this aquascaping is funny, people steal people's ideas, yet it is an honor.
 

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haha! Ive been trying a similar thing based off of steven's thread. I have allready potted the plants and they have been growing fine over the last month. The only thing holding me back was the tank - I wanted to build it a 12" x 12" x 12" cube and have the pot only partially submerged, some sort of mountain scape. Good luck, be sure to experiment with the terrestrials, sometimes the ones you expect to do well end up dying in the next day.
 

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I think I may have bought toooooo Many Moss Balls I've ordered 10.

These is the Plants I will be using also.

Aeschynomene fluitans
Trapa Natans (Water Chestnut)
Nymphoides Indica
Creeping Jenny - some fresh plants as mine are looking sad ATM from being in the Daphnia Tank.
Anubias Barteri
Riccia in Hairnets and also Floating.

Not So Sure about the Driftwood Twigs, Might take them out and leave just the plants.
I'm Looking forward to what the lillies will look like in it.


 

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i think it looks cool.
 

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bella, or umbrella palm i believe. i have one about that size in my bathroom. they are terrestrial, and will die without air, but like moist soil, so they can sometimes be grown emmersed.
 

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Good Guess on the Palm, Yeah I have had it Emersed for Over a week to test it.
The best bit is they only cost 90Pence each and i get get around 15 Stems.
 

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Won't be easy to clean such a delicate tank, wouldn't it? Looks good though. Like how the wall complements your tank.
Not very Hard to clean, Just turkey baste between the plants and siphon the rest of the tank.
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Newer Pix, Removed most of the Twigs. Mum did not like this after spending 3 hours boiling all the salt out of them, and turning one of her pots black.

Added some Fish, Alot fish in it ATM untill I clean the Cube later on today and then will take some fish and transfer to that.

Thinking of Putting the Sunsets in here. I think they will Love it.



Love how the Lights creates the rainbow colors on the Window Ledge,




Took Me Ages to choose him yesterday.
 

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Pretty nice. Umbrella palm is actually the common name of another plant which isn't actually a palm but a papyrus relative.

These palms here are commonly known as "areca palms" in stores. But it's better to call them "butterfly palms" (another name they are called) because it is not actually an areca palm. Yeah, they're pretty cheap. You can buy a small pot containing a dozen or so for a few dollars. Look in the house plant section of Walmart or something.

Well, if you're looking for a palm-like plant which can be planted in water, go for the Cyperus genus like a dwarf papyrus.
 

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I like this a lot. But where's the moss! :-D. Personally I don't like Marimo balls in any tank, no matter how well they are used. Well, maybe if its perfectly used but I haven't seen one yet. Hmm mebbe I'll get me some of those palm like plants.

Do they sell Dwarf Papyrus commonly in Walmart/Target/Home Depot plant sections?
 

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Well, if you're looking for a palm-like plant which can be planted in water, go for the Cyperus genus like a dwarf papyrus.
OooOOOoooo I've got a large pot of this growing right now... maybe I'll try something like out!
 

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Do they sell Dwarf Papyrus commonly in Walmart/Target/Home Depot plant sections?
I haven't seen them... I bought mine from a local pond hobbiest. You might want to try local nurseries with pond plants in the spring. They're a tropical plant that doesn't over winter well, so they may be hard to find.
 
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