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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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Thanks for the tip, but maybe I'll just get rid of it anyways and subsitute it with Heteranthera zosterifolia...but I just want to know if the Hygro I metioned grows leggy or bushy, because I want to use it to compliment the Pantanal or would Eichhornia diversifolia be a better choice?
 

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Thanks Jeff...sorry I forgot to mention that I was either going to use the E. diversifolia or Hygro in the background. So which one would compliment the Pantanal better?

As for the midground, thanks for the advice...I was just thinking about "the plant that looked really similar to Hemianthus micranthemoides" but I forgot the name so I gave up. But actually I don't really like the leaf shape, so would H. zosterifolia do?
 

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Thanks Carlos, the dark greens of the E.diversifolia would look really nice next to the reds of the Pantanal. I'm also using Rotala 'Green' as a background, is that a bad choice? And how does E.diversifolia look from the side? I always see pictures of the crown, but no profile pictures.
 

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Alright, so forget about the E. diversifolia...But I was actually looking for a thin-leafed stem plant, so does anyone know where to get H. corymbosa 'Aroma' or is there any way to keep E. stellata green? :wink:
 

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Sorry Carlos for being vague, but I'll make it clear as possible! :) I made up my mind on middle-ground, I'm going to use H. zosterifolia. But now I have a dilemma with the background. This tank has a U-shape aquascape, with two mounds in each corner(not symm, one bigger) and for this I'm going to Rotala sp. 'Green', but infront of it(still in the background) is Pantanal and I want something around the Pantanal from both sides. But I want it to be green-leaved such as the two I mentioned earlier, so which is the better choice. Though E. stellata is pink, I like the green it has when it isn't pink, but how do you do that?
 

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Any ideas? I know, I'm impatient(thought it's been 24hours)! :roll:

I have some ideas for the plant to compliment the Pantanal-
>L. aquatica
>R. sp. 'Vietnam'
>L. var 'Cuba'
>E. stellata
Though I'm not sure what look better the fine-leaved(the first two) plants or the wider-leaved? I want contrast, for example if I use the L. var 'Cuba' it might seem too similar to the H. zosterifolia in the midground? So what do you think is the ideal choice? :)
 
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