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I've had a Scape for a while and didn't like it so I took most of it out. I'm wondering what Scape I should do next. Any suggestions would be great. I want live plants in and I already have some rocks and different wood. He dimensions are 30cm width, 30cm depth and 35 cm high. I'll be stocking it with minnows and shrimps.
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I'd try to first build up with vertical elements in the back right corner to try and cover the filter and heater and then go from there. I'm a big fan of little mountain scapes in nanos.

Its hard to create depth in such a small space! Excited to see what you do with it.

There are some nice pics here.

The 5th and 8th could do well to cover up the filter.

Also a nice inspirational video here:
 
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There are some nice pics here.

The 5th and 8th could do well to cover up the filter.

Also a nice inspirational video here:
I love the 8th one. Might try it. It would look really good. Thanks. Do you have any idea what the plants in it are called.

The picture beneath is a scape i want to attempt. I was wondering what plants are used if anyone knows. Thanks for any help.
 

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I would love to help, but the pictures not showing up.
 

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All those plants are good for low/med-light and low-tech, and I've grown them really easily with a cheap light and some flourish (no Excel or CO2).

Except...
The ground cover is going to be hard.

You have a fairly level surface, the height coming from rocks. I would silicone-seal the rocks together. I would also think about some strategic "under rocks" to keep that slope in the back from flattening out.

It's the ground cover that will kick your butt. I've tried it in eco-complete and flourite, and no go. You may need to go capped dirted for that.
 
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A. Rozhin said:
All those plants are good for low/med-light and low-tech, and I've grown them really easily with a cheap light and some flourish (no Excel or CO2).

Except...
The ground cover is going to be hard.

You have a fairly level surface, the height coming from rocks. I would silicone-seal the rocks together. I would also think about some strategic "under rocks" to keep that slope in the back from flattening out.

It's the ground cover that will kick your butt. I've tried it in eco-complete and flourite, and no go. You may need to go capped dirted for that.
Thankyou. I was wondering what plants were used though.
 

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Nano tank master said:
Thankyou. I was wondering what plants were used though.
A couple of kinds of Jungle Val, Ludwigia rebens (sp), anacharis, water hyssop. I don't know the short bush-shaped ones on the lower left, but it look a little like java fern. No clue on the ground cover, as I've said, ground cover dies if I even glance at it.
 
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A. Rozhin said:
A couple of kinds of Jungle Val, Ludwigia rebens (sp), anacharis, water hyssop. I don't know the short bush-shaped ones on the lower left, but it look a little like java fern. No clue on the ground cover, as I've said, ground cover dies if I even glance at it.
Thanks a load.
 

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I think I saw dwarf hairgrass as the groundcover, but low-level, normal, easy plants are typically what I stick to.
 

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lilabug4545 said:
I think I saw dwarf hairgrass as the groundcover, but low-level, normal, easy plants are typically what I stick to.
I find if you plant super-easy plants densely enough -- especially things like amazon sword with big low leaves -- you can actually hide the ground and simply TELL people you have ground cover, and even complain about how hard it is to maintain but how worth it is (you can, obviously, pick whatever ground cover your heart desires for this method).
 

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A. Rozhin said:
I find if you plant super-easy plants densely enough -- especially things like amazon sword with big low leaves -- you can actually hide the ground and simply TELL people you have ground cover, and even complain about how hard it is to maintain but how worth it is (you can, obviously, pick whatever ground cover your heart desires for this method).
I know! Most of my presonal tanks aren't show tanks, so I've only really done this with friends', but I find that crypt parva looks good. Crypt parva always looks good.
 

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Also, I don't get any kickbacks or anything, but aquarium plants factory is a great plant source. Really lush, clean plants, free shipping, and they are very knowledgable. They will respond to emails in detail, and their website is a great source of plant inf0, as they have it organized by lots of different criteria. I think the mods wouldn't like posting the link, but you can find it with a web search. I bought from them on ebay, then found they had a store, and that's where all my plants come from now.
 
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