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Old 07-28-2014, 07:54 PM   #1 
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Smile Looking for suggestions and opinions on planned re-scape

I wrote a thread on re-scaping my aquarium a couple of days ago but now that I have a plan I was hoping to get some opinions. I would like to create a sort of ‘mountain’ or ‘tree’ type aquascape, something along these lines:

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This is my current setup:

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My sad looking Bacopa and Hygrophila...

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And these are the rocks and additional piece of wood I’m thinking of buying (assuming they are OK to have in the tank with my VT Betta):

Pisces Seiryu Stone

Pisces Malaysian Driftwood


My current plants include Lace Fern, Java Moss, 2 Crypts and some pathetic looking Bacopa and Hygrophila. I plan to build up the rocks and place the wood on top, then let moss grow over the rocks and wood, and hopefully figure out some way to include the rest of my plants. I have considered scrapping the Bacopa and Hygrophila as it’s just not growing very well (as you can see it’s stunted and a lot of the leaves are dead).

So I’m looking for suggestions / opinions on the planned setup in general; how I can put this all together; and how I can incorporate my current plants into the planned setup… Thoughts?

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Old 07-28-2014, 08:29 PM   #2 
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Neat! What sort of light and ferts do you have in there? Root tabs, liquid fertilizer, etc?

I think those two hardscaping items are just fine, pretty sure I've seen other people on here order them. I bet this will look super cool once you're done!

Have you considered going NPT with this?
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Old 07-28-2014, 08:43 PM   #3 
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Thanks! I've never attempted anything like this before so I hope it works...

At the moment I'm only using liquid fertilizer (I'm a total noob to aquatic plant keeping) but plan to order some root tabs when I order the rocks and wood.

I did consider NPT when I first set up the tank but it all looked a bit daunting so I stuck with a low tech tank. I also don't use any Co2. My lighting is a basic desk lamp with a 6500k CFL bulb which stays on about 10 hours a day.
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Old 08-07-2014, 11:28 PM   #4 
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AAAARRRRRGGGGGGHHHHHHHH I ordered this stuff 10 DAYS AGO and it STILL HASN'T BEEN SHIPPED OUT!!!!!!!!!

Phew. The perils of online shopping...

Sorry had to vent. 1st world problems I know, I'm just so eager to start this project!
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