Using a single plant species in an aquarium?

Joshaeus

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Here's an odd question...can an attractive aquascape be had with only a single species of plant?
 

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I don't see why not if it's done right. I only matters if you like it or not! ;)
 

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AwesomeAlpaca said:
Definitely!! I really like this one... I do think it’s better with different species, I’m getting 2 more next week!!
I think its perfect with just the cardinals! :happy:
 

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Yes! Some nice island scapes can be achieved with just hardscape surrounding a large sword plant
 

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I have seen some cool setups using only Vallisneria. Just one big Val jungle, good height and lots for the fish to swim around.
 

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Joshaeus said:
Here's an odd question...can an attractive aquascape be had with only a single species of plant?
Yes! Especially when it is combined with an interesting hardscape. Some species can also grow different depending on how you care for them (ex. cutting large leaves to keep some plants small, changing lighting intensity in different parts of the tank to get rounder vs oblong leaves or more or less growth compaction, or even patting down a delicate plant to get more of a carpet and less of a scraggly vine).
 

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Yes! Especially if the species in question is very versatile/has multiple subspecies. Anubias, java fern, and mosses all have interesting subspecies that can add contrast with one another. Other plants can be trimmed to take on different shapes, or situated on hardscape of varying elevation to create depth as @AwesomeAlpaca's photo shows.

is a photo of an Anubias-only aquascape.
 

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