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20G Open Top Layout Idea

Discussion in 'Critique My Aquascape' started by Harry Muscle, Jun 17, 2010.

  1. Harry Muscle

    Harry Muscle New Member

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    I'm gonna be setting up my 20G Tall (20x14x16) tank next week and I thought I'd share my aquascaping plans so I could get some feedback, etc. on it.

    The tank will be placed like a room divider (actually a sofa divider ), so it will be visible from three sides with only one short side against the wall.

    The first picture shows the pieces of driftwood that I plan on using along with plant placement and the second picture shows the same thing but straight from above. I also plan on using some okho stone underneath the Java Fern sort of between the two branches of wood.

    A - Cyperus helferi
    B - Crypt crispatula 'balansae'
    C - Nymphaea zenkeri 'Red' (Red Tiger Lotus)
    D - Echinodorus parviflorus 'Tropica' (Compact/Tropica Sword)
    E - Microsorum pteropus (Java Fern)
    F - Elocharis parvula (Dwarf Hairgrass)
    G - Staurogyne repens
    ? - Not sure what yet

    The driftwood will also have some fissidens moss attached in certain places and I also have some Anubias nana petite to put somewhere.

    So does this look like a nice layout? Is there something you would change? If so what? What can be improved upon? My only reservation is that I'm not a big fan of stem plants since my cories always uproot them, but I don't mind using some. Also this will be a low tech tank with no CO2 and medium light.

    Any suggestions on what to use for the foreground marked by ?.

    Thanks,
    Harry
     

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  2. Harry Muscle

    Harry Muscle New Member

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    To make it even easier to visual this setup, here's links to pictures of the plants I'm thinking of using:

    A - Cyperus helferi
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    B - Crypt crispatula 'balansae'
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    C - Nymphaea zenkeri 'Red' (Red Tiger Lotus)
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    D - Echinodorus parviflorus 'Tropica' (Compact/Tropica Sword)
    [​IMG]

    E - Microsorum pteropus (Java Fern)
    [​IMG]

    F - Elocharis parvula (Dwarf Hairgrass)
    [​IMG]

    G - Staurogyne repens
    [​IMG]

    Thanks,
    Harry
     
  3. CHUNTC

    CHUNTC New Member

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    Wow! Healthy plants.^:)^
     
  4. Harry Muscle

    Harry Muscle New Member

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    Oh, those aren't my plants :) ... they are just pictures of the ones I'm thinking of using. Most of those pictures are from the PlantFinder on aquaticplantcentral.com

    Harry
     
  5. Jurijs mit JS

    Jurijs mit JS Admin Staff Member

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    you can try a moss carpet or marselia hirsuta
     
  6. greenfinger 2

    greenfinger 2 Active Aquascaper

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    Hi Harry, I know this is an old thread ;)

    Did you ever finish it ??? And have you got any photos ??
     
  7. Harry Muscle

    Harry Muscle New Member

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    Yup, it was quite nice. I'll try to dig up some pictures. I no longer have it cause we moved, but I'm in the process of planning a 90g tank right now.

    Thanks,
    Harry
     
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  8. keithgh

    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    Harry

    Welcome back have you thought of starting a new Journal about the 90g tank?

    Keith:):)
     
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  9. greenfinger 2

    greenfinger 2 Active Aquascaper

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    Hi Harry, That's a shame :(

    Looking forward to seeing the 90g (y)
     
  10. Harry Muscle

    Harry Muscle New Member

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    Here's a few pictures of what it looked like ...
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    Thanks,
    Harry
     
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  11. keithgh

    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    Harry

    Having a tank that is viewed back and front is not the easiest to do successfully, you have a nice clean looking aquascape there.

    Keith:):)
     
  12. greenfinger 2

    greenfinger 2 Active Aquascaper

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    Hi Harry. Thank you for posting the photos (y)

    Great little Scape lovely healthy plants too :cool:
     

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