Tank scape sugestions.

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My tank went crazy and was covered in algae and looked horrible and I kind of lost interest in it so I decided to tear it down and scrub and rescape it. I am going to get rid of some fish and just keep the angelfish and up the cherry barb school to eleven, add a local bred albino brisstle nose pleco and keep the corydoras. Anyone have some sugestions on what to do or add too the scape?
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Amazoniantanklvr said:
How big is the tank? Live plants would be nice
38 gallon.
 

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A wall of tall plants along the back.
A piece of wood or rock in the front right corner.
Turn the current piece of wood so it is completely horizontal. Move it slightly left.
A low carpeting plant in the front.
A midground plant in the right center middle.
Some low plant (taller than the carpet) right next to the right end of the large wood.

You sould use all fake plants if you wanted.
 

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JettsPapa said:
Get some water wisteria.
I beg to differ. I grow algae on it.
 

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Amazoniantanklvr said:
I beg to differ. I grow algae on it.
Algae will grow on any plant if conditions are right for it.
 

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Tall stem plants along the back, short carpeting plants along the front. Non planted tanks are lame.
 

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Take a look at buceplants for rock choices. Some can be expensive but worth it if the budget permits and they have a great selection. At the very least it's a good place to explore options and see what's out there before you buy. They seem to be a good company and I've good results with them but tend not to want to specifically advertise for any company/site so research it and find a vendor that works for you.

I'm a massive fan of live plants for a number of reasons and may spend more time playing with plants vs. fish. I continue to learn each day, but biggest epiphany was having critters to 'clean' plants. They will naturally tend to accumulate algae on leaves and such, but I use some BN Plecos and Otocinclus Cats to keep live plants clean. The positive effects of live plants are many and I recommend them strongly. Hardest part is initially getting them settled and rooted which can take some time or you'll just have to be prepared to replant as bottom feeders will root in substrate and dislodge plants from time to time.
 

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I think some driftwood roots would look nice in one corner and some amazon swords. I'll bet the angels would like it!
 
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