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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-20-2012, 10:45 AM Thread Starter
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Will you please help me pick a better spot for my plants?

I got my plants from live aquaria today, but I can't seem to find the best place to put them, any suggestions?
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Is that anubias in the back? If so it would look great tied to the driftwood.

Other than that I can't ID the plants, could you post a list of what you got?
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1x dwarf cardinal
1x bunch red ludwigia
1x bunch ludwigia glandulosa
1x Anubias Barteri (wedged in a joint of 2 bits of the driftwood)
1x clump of micro sword
1x amazon sword
assorted bits of a crypt
little bits of chain val
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i would put the taller plants in the back right corner, some medium plants in left beside the driftwood and keep the shorter plants in the front

put sword in back right corner, cut the red ludwigia to medium size and put on the left, the other ludwigia cut a bit shorter and put in the middle right side in front of the sword, i would put the micro sword on the left in the crutch of the driftwood (where that arm of driftwood comes out to the front) . Keep any small plants in the front. TBH I think you got too many types of plants and too many big plants (the sword will outgrow your tank btw).
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i would put the taller plants in the back right corner, some medium plants in left beside the driftwood and keep the shorter plants in the front

put sword in back right corner, cut the red ludwigia to medium size and put on the left, the other ludwigia cut a bit shorter and put in the middle right side in front of the sword, i would put the micro sword on the left in the crutch of the driftwood (where that arm of driftwood comes out to the front) . Keep any small plants in the front. TBH I think you got too many types of plants and too many big plants (the sword will outgrow your tank btw).
Thanks for the suggestions :)
The tank is going to be upgraded soon to a fluval flora, probably next week. Ran out of fish funds this past paycheck >.<
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If you think the vals are going to grow enough to fill in the back of the tank I think they would look great behind the driftwood. I would tuck what I'm assuming is the ludwigia behind the lower part of driftwood it's in front of. You might want to move the plants in front back a bit to create some foreground or tie some moss to the top of the driftwood, but other than that I think it looks good. Love the substrate by the way.
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Thanks for the suggestions :)
The tank is going to be upgraded soon to a fluval flora, probably next week. Ran out of fish funds this past paycheck >.<
It's still a lot of variety for a flora but you can make it work. The sword will outgrow it eventually they can get gigantic. I have a sword in my 20l that I trim the big leaves off to help keep it from taking over.
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It's still a lot of variety for a flora but you can make it work. The sword will outgrow it eventually they can get gigantic. I have a sword in my 20l that I trim the big leaves off to help keep it from taking over.
I'll either trim or keep upgrading lol
My bf and I are kinda fish nuts we have full set ups in storage ranging from 20-55gals. We do want a large planted tank eventually, but it will be a few years down the road when we get a house.
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