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Old 11-29-2011, 06:17 PM   #1
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need aquarium plant advice

I am in the middle of aquascaping a 75 gallon aquarium with a huge tree trunk/root driftwood, play sand substrate and large river rocks. I would like the have a couple of low light, slow growth plants in the tank. I have never had live plants, so I am new to this. I am thinking of moss on the driftwood and rocks. Also I dont want plants that will overgrow the tank. Thanks
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Old 11-29-2011, 06:31 PM   #2
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Here is how the tank is so far with out water. Let me here your opinions for aquascaping. Thanks
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Old 11-29-2011, 06:40 PM   #3
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Moss all over that driftwood, and make a nice forest in the back with wisteria, anarchis, hornwort. Dwarf sag, ferns and crypts in the front? Idk sounds good to me
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I'm going to be honest.....
I envy you!

I would get some moss balls, tear them apart and place them on the roots. Some glosso to carpet the bottom, ummm anubias nana petite near the trunk
Maybe a sword plant... So many possibilities!
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Old 11-29-2011, 06:44 PM   #5
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One word.... anubias.
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Old 11-30-2011, 09:47 AM   #6
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Awesome driftwood,you ought to roll with crystal shrimp for clean up crew...
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Old 11-30-2011, 05:03 PM   #7
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here is a pic with the light on and 1 step closer to getting filled with water.
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Here is the pics with lights on and no water.
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Old 11-30-2011, 05:16 PM   #9
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As mentioned above, Anubias is great, as well as java ferns and bolbitis. They all grow slowly and don't require much.
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I like the cave on the right so much!!!! So cool!!!
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Old 11-30-2011, 08:01 PM   #11
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yeah that's a cave that goes to about 3 inches below the sand, also the center of that driftwood has a cave that the fish can swim from the bottom to the top.
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This is gorgeous. Channeling your inner Amano?
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My next question would be should I fill the tank before planting some plants or after it is filled and the water has cleared up.
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Old 12-01-2011, 02:26 PM   #14
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i personally fill my tanks up to make sure that all the floating stuff gets out of it, iv found that i can either use a net or fill the water to the point just over my intake to my filter. then i drain it 3/4 of the way out and plant my plants and fill it back up. i find that it is easier to get a good look at what it is going to look like when there is some water in there.
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