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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-19-2013, 03:56 AM Thread Starter
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Thoughts on potential aquascape, I came up with?

I've been trying to decide what plants to add to my ten gallon and I think I've decided.

I drew this up so you could visualize what I'm going for.



Do you think that this will look nice? Please be honest... It'll probably cost nearly $40.
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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-19-2013, 04:09 AM Thread Starter
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Now that I'm looking at it, I think I'd like some Moneywort between the Scarlet Temple and Wisteria.
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I would switch the wisteria and scarlet temple. If you don't you'll be trimming the wisteria all day long, everyday. Wisteria grows so much faster and bushier than scarlet temple. Also a bright red bush at the front of the tank will look nice.

Buy extra stargrass, pretty much the entire bunch we ordered melted and it has taken about 3 months for a few tiny stems that didn't melt to take root and start growing normally. I have less than a 2x2 area with stargrass in it after 3 months.

It's personal favorites but Ludwiga is one of my favorite plants. I'm looking forward to getting some red ludwiga, I don't have any yet.

I think it will look nice. :)
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Hmm, scarlet temples are not aquatic plants (pretty positive) so you would have to find something to replace it.

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I would switch the wisteria and scarlet temple. If you don't you'll be trimming the wisteria all day long, everyday. Wisteria grows so much faster and bushier than scarlet temple. Also a bright red bush at the front of the tank will look nice.

Buy extra stargrass, pretty much the entire bunch we ordered melted and it has taken about 3 months for a few tiny stems that didn't melt to take root and start growing normally. I have less than a 2x2 area with stargrass in it after 3 months.

It's personal favorites but Ludwiga is one of my favorite plants. I'm looking forward to getting some red ludwiga, I don't have any yet.

I think it will look nice. :)
I've heard that Wisteria grows fast, but I've had mine for 3 months and it's barely grown an inch :S... I haven't been using co2 or ferts, though. So, adding those could really change things.
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Hmm, scarlet temples are not aquatic plants (pretty positive) so you would have to find something to replace it.
Oh! That's actually great to know. I found a new one called "Rotala" and apparently some types of it have pinkish red leaves. I was just trying to figure where to put it... Now, I know :D
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Hmm, scarlet temples are not aquatic plants (pretty positive) so you would have to find something to replace it.

Yes it is aquatic - Alternanthera reineckii or Scarlet Temple
  • Scientific Name: Alternanthera reineckii
  • Common Names: Scarlet Temple, Red Scarlet Temple
  • Category: Stem Plant
  • Lighting: High
  • Growth: Moderate; several leaves a week.
  • Positioning: Mid-Ground, Background
  • Needs: Although it can be grown without CO2, it is recommended for proper growth
  • Propagation: Cut stem at place where roots have formed and replant
  • Difficulty: Medium
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+1 Peachii; she knows her plants.

I think the aquascape looks good but can't read the upper right circle.

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It says "Scarlet Temple, or something else that would contrast with green, open to suggestions"

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