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I have a problem with my middle-scape in my aquarium, first the Hemianthus micranthemoides is not upright enough since the lighting is high. So I'm thinking of replacing it with H. corymbosa ''angustifolia'' but I've seen many pictures of it being leggy(like on Plant Finder) and I want a dense grouping, so is this the right plant or no?
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H. zosterifolia is an excellent choice for midground applications, as are Rotala rotundifolia 'Green' and Hottonia palustris. It really depends on what effect you want to do.

Hygrophila corymbosa "angustifolia" really is a background plant. It's very long, wavy leaves can reach up to 6+ inches long and grows straight upward like its broader leaved kin.

As for what will compliment the Pantanal better, it really does depend on what your tank as a whole looks like. Personally, I wouldn't go with either. I'd opt for something like Rotala sp. Nanjenshan, but, as with many aspects of aquascaping, plant combinations are mostly a matter of personal preference and style.

It hasn't even been 24 hours. Hold on there, tiger. :D

I find it amusing that out of hundreds of plants available to us, you cannot find anything to your liking in the midground. Such is Raul!

Both of the plants you mentioned are not great for the midground unless you're willing to prune them down twice a week. I don't think "Aroma" is available in the states (and why would it ever be used as a midground plant?).

Most stem plants don't look good from the side. They have to be pruned and tiered carefully for best effect. If you want something grassy, why not just try Isoetes? Slower growing, less maintenance, grassy effect, etc. Another grassy one would be Rotala sp Nanjenshan with its beautiful finely divided leaves, as I've said in an earlier post.

I feel that I must remind that when you place a plant in the midground --you're not married to having it there. It's not permanent. Mix and match species until you find what is most pleasing to you.

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