Aquascaping ideas - Dallas Ft Worth Aquatic Plant Club - Aquatic Plant Central

Go Back   Aquatic Plant Central > Local or Regional Clubs - (Click button on right to expand) > Dallas Ft Worth Aquatic Plant Club

Dallas Ft Worth Aquatic Plant Club A forum for the members of the DFWAPC.

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-07-2019, 08:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
Senior Member
MacFan's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Dallas, TX
Posts: 481
iTrader Ratings: 15
iTrader Positive Rating: 100%
MacFan is a regular member
Default Aquascaping ideas

I'm building a clown loach tank. It's 165g, 50wx32hx20d. It will be low light, low tech, I'm leaning towards light tanins in the water as has occurred naturally on the first fill here. The terra cotta pieces are tubes for the loaches. I need to find something for the much larger loaches we have as well. The large rocks are fake, same as the backdrop. I can cut openings in them for loach caves, or could take them out. I want to add large river rock around the edges for fry to hang out in the unlikely event they breed.

My main question is how I should plant it? I threw some stuff in from my other tanks for a party. I want to keep and likely add to the Crypt Balanase since it will grow tall. I don't want to do any stem plants, only things that are low maintenance like java fern, buce, and anubia. But I also have very similar plant selections in all my tanks at the moment and would like to create some distinction between them. I'm ok with just a couple types. I'm thinking about keeping some natural leaf/cone content in there. I'm open to rearranging the hardscape. I'm just not feeling inspired on this one. Any suggestions?
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_1208.jpg
Views:	93
Size:	242.6 KB
ID:	61419  
MacFan is offline   Reply With Quote

Advertisement [Remove Advertisement]
Old 01-08-2019, 06:19 PM   #2 (permalink)
Michael's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Dallas, Texas
Posts: 5,561
iTrader Ratings: 0
Michael is a regular member
Default Re: Aquascaping ideas

How about some vallisneria for height? The smooth leaves would contrast with the C. balanase.
Michael is offline   Reply With Quote

Aquatic Plant Central > Local or Regional Clubs - (Click button on right to expand) > Dallas Ft Worth Aquatic Plant Club > Aquascaping ideas

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 01:02 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1