My package from www.plantedaquariumscentral.com
So immediately went to work planting the 10 gallon bachelor pad (see my journal thread
for full details). It turns out I had enough extras to plant my 3 gallon eclipse as well!! No having to wait which means in a couple weeks I can put in another order and get the girls' tank done faster as well!!
Ok.. so here are pics of the preliminary aquascapes of both the 10 and 3 gallon. Please do give your opinions because I want the plants to do as well as they possibly can and I also want the fish to have plenty of hiding spots.
My first thoughts are that the penny wort may be too big to do well in such small sections (at least the bunch in the second section from the right). I could move it into my 10 gallon and move some smaller plants from there into that section. I also think the far right section needs another small fore/mid ground plant (there's a lace java fern your not seeing in the pics). I have a crypt in my other 10 gallon that I think would look nice there.
Sorry the pictures aren't great. The water is a little murky from stirring up all the sediment.
Here's the 3 gallon. Is the wood too large? It's been sitting in my grow out tank so the poor Anubias nana petite are looking poorly but they're firmly attached as well as some small java fern babies from my mother fern in the community tank. I know the background looks bad. I just did one coat of black pain on the back last night before bed so I need to finish it up so there aren't any holes for light to get into.
The plant in front is the tropica sword :) since Laura said they like light I put it in the spot where it'll get the most light.
I may end up transferring the contents of the 3 gallon to a 5 gallon instead.