05-24-2020, 09:45 AM
Join Date: May 2020
| | Re: Calling all plant experts for my new hardscape
Originally Posted by hoppycalif
You really have very little area for plants. Aquascapes similar to yours usually have mostly carpet plants, with few taller plants. You also have a very steep slope in the substrate, which can be hard to keep intact. The substrate always tries to flatten - the particles have nothing holding them in place, so the movement of the water tends to cause the substrate to migrate towards a level plane. Are you planning to add more substrate, so you have at least 25 mm of substrate depth at the front?
great observation. I was worried about that
Do you know if it's the same with Ada Amazonia soil? I find it's quite heavyish. Also planning on putting aesthetic white sand in the front at the very end. And didn't want it to mix with the slope. It's only going to be 1-2cm(1inch). not even. very thin.
So really don't want to much more height in the front for that reason.
Regarding holding the slope, do you think carpet plants, heavily planted, + some of my hardscape pieces like the rocks and wood will hold the slope from moving down?
For the small area for plants, here's the top view, do you still think it is quite limited? I was thinking I had quite a bit of space for background plants like rotundofolia, but lacking space in midground.