05-05-2014, 10:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Agent13
Corina savin... I'm trying to understand your point..?
Are you saying that you either have to filter with no plants or have plants with no filter? I'm confused..
I plant jungles.. literal underwater beautiful jungles of plants..yet go by the standard of 10X plus filtration for all my tanks..and yes.. that'll include my 225g thats both mine and Jaysees tank.. yet will be EXTREMELY planted.
With my 10 to 25x filtration with all planted tanks.. but one (my african tank where plants are eaten ..yet still some plants in there) I've never had an issue with my cycle.. even Diana Walstad_ the queen of current planted tanks- swears by some of the very same filters I do . the eheims 2217s . Filtration does not harm a planted tank one bit.. if it did then I have no clue how I keep the ~450g of tanks (not including the 225g underway) planted as successfully as I have.. and will not shy away from "advanced" plants..
for the OP, What are you specifically worried about? I can but usually do not over think my choices with plants.. Yes I do have a very specific theme in my head for the 225g that Im working on but it's all subject to change depending on if anything fails *figers crossed* . Haven't had bad luck with plants yet.. and I never aside from my daughters nano/shrimp tank use CO2... and thats it .. I draw the line there with our 225g.. I'll spend on lights(metal halide) and I'll spend on plants and fish.. will do water changes a lot to keep all perfect looking as I'm a perfectionist in that regard. A 125 is a great tank to play with ..planting choices are fun there. You want plants that have potential to be tall to be against the back or on the sides.. medium plants in the middle(if at all as some species aren't plant fans) and smaller in the front. driftwood can be fun to work with. Our 225 I have planned a dutch planted tank style them variation.. hard to explain without writing a book but do tell me what you are curious about and I'd be happy to help or direct you.
2 AC 110s are on the light side of filtration but with a planted tank as it sounds you want I wouldn't worry... plant types. .. oh gosh there are so many. I do love the typical amazon sword(root tabs help them stay healthy) , Red nesaea,
Limnophila hippuroides , Golden nesaea... those few cover the reds . Then I like dwarf hair grass for carpeting..cabomba caroliniana for a nice green plant with white flowers. Water sprite grows like a weed and can be very pretty. banana plants are fun for me as I can usually get the leaves to reach the surface no matter the tank depth.. IDK.. What are YOU looking to do and then I can better lead you.. and yes maybe Jaysee will have to hold me by my ankles .. tis deep
Well... I was looking to have the back covered in tall plants, much like aloe plants, but less spikey and less spread (and for water environments, and if you can see where I'm going), the middle sides to be a shorter variation of those, and the very front sides to be even shorter than that. In the center I would have driftwood and rocks and the moss balls would be spread throughout. And I would imagine this way of planting would leave plenty of space for my fish-friends to swim around.
(I drew a picture of my idea, but I cannot post it right now, as my phone needs de-junking and cannot take pictures)
And then there's this picture I found of an aquascaped tank with fish in it...
Actually, there's never just one
aquascaped tank... But I'm thinking that this is a totally different process altogether.