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Plants for new scape

sarat

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I am planning to rescape along these lines as I really like this design. I will be running CO2 and have 2 39W T5 bulbs lighting
I would love some help with ideas for plants as its really difficult to see what these might be.
Thanks in advance
 

Nuno Gomes

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Cyperus Helferi, Cryptocoryne Wendtii green and brown, Bolbitis Heudelotti, Microsorum Trident or Needle Leaf, Blyxa Japonica, Monte Carlo and Lilaeopsis Brasiliensis or Nova Zealandae will do the trick.
The photo is very low quality so I can't say for sure those are the exact plants used but you could reproduce this layout with them without any problems.
 

sarat

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Nuno and Angus, thank you so much for your posts. I've spent hours browsing plants trying to fathom out which ones to use and was no further forward. You've been so helpful. Am ordering plants next week. Will post images of new tank
 

sarat

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Hello everyone- I am uploading some images of my newly planted tank. I used a perspex sheet to divide the sand and soil. It was planted on 5th December into some Tropica Soil powder and I used ADA La Plata Sand. Most of the plants seem to be doing well. I've done 50% water changes every week. I'm thinking of adding a couple of plants in the sand but don't want them to take over as I quite like the open space. Any comments or thoughts for plants gratefully received Thank you
 

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sarat

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I've got some growth on the sand and glass, not sure why. ?not enough water changes or too much CO2
The nitrate test is negative so I'm thinking of adding my shrimps otos and flying fox which are holidaying in another tank BUT I am away for 2 weeks from next week so think probably best to wait till return to do this as I wont be able to monitor algae etc
Advice please
 
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