New Scape Ideas

Discussion in 'Aquarium Aquascaping' started by FireflySky, Aug 12, 2018.

  1. FireflySky

    FireflySkyValued MemberMember

    Playing around with some driftwood trying to come up with ideas- I just made a makeshift diorama to see what I like before taking it to the tank. I am going to have to cut the tops off to fit, some how. I still haven't decided what I'm gonna do with my existing rocks or plants (the one rock is just to hold the one branch in place). Please let me know what you think- I'm new to scaping or using driftwood so any tips would be great.

  2. Aqua 59

    Aqua 59Well Known MemberMember

    Cool! How about putting some mosses on the driftwood?
  3. Valek73New MemberMember

    I love the idea ......keep it natural .......moss can be a bit annoying but also nice ...... remember the natural state

  4. OP

    FireflySkyValued MemberMember

    I currently have bolbitus I just got, java fern, and anubias all stuck to lava rocks. Plants aren't doing great atm, so not sure if I should scrap those or give em a chance (just got some new fert). Can I have plants at the bottom, or would it look better attached to the wood (in which case I may start over).

    I also have 6 zebra rocks that I'm not sure where to put but would like to keep.
  5. smee82Fishlore VIPMember

    Is that also the hight of the tank
  6. OP

    FireflySkyValued MemberMember

    Allllmost, the top of the cardboard is off about an inch or two so I need to figure out how to cut the branch with my nonexistent tools. The tank is a 40B and I tried to compensate for substrate and such.
  7. Adley

    AdleyNew MemberMember

    I think grasses would look good at th bottom of the tank while attaching other plants to the wood.

    Also, would you show the rocks? I may have an idea for them if they fit what I'm thinking!
  8. smee82Fishlore VIPMember

    What do you plan on sto king and are you going to inject co2, planed substrate and lights
  9. OP

    FireflySkyValued MemberMember

    I would like to. You can kinda see them in my profile pic (current tank set up)
  10. OP

    FireflySkyValued MemberMember

    The tank is already stocked (sorry if I wasn't clear on that earlier). I have some black skirt tetras, nanoluteus, and 1 BN pleco. Current look is my profile pic, but I've been wanting to go more natural (vs the fake driftwood in there). It's a low light with BD sand for substrate. I just got Easy Green from Aquairum Co Op that I have yet to try.
  11. bryangar

    bryangarWell Known MemberMember

    Maybe stack all the rocks in one corner and place the driftstone on top on them. Bigger on top and add some smaller crumbs for detail.
    maybe add the stone right under some of the branches that touch the substrate. Personally, I like when the hardscape sticks out of the water.

    Also, where did you get your driftwood? I need some too :p
  12. OP

    FireflySkyValued MemberMember

    Got them from Amazon. Didn't get to choose but came well packaged and seemed reasonable enough.

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