Time for more plants! Any suggestions?
Today I'm able to cruise over to the LFS and get some more plants for my 29g. I have a 15W 8,000K Aqueon bulb as well as an 18W florasun by zoomed that is 5,000K. So far I have a red wedntii, some dwarf sag in the front, regular babytears, some vallisneria, and lastly a moneywort I believe. Anyone have any suggestions that would go well in this tank? I'm also thinking about adding a black background, I like how many of your tanks look with it. My only concern is that the black will accent some calcium deposits on the aquarium. I got it used, and I cleaned it as best I could but there is still some on there that I couldn't get off. Any tips on that one as well? Thanks again!
and maybe some smaller foreground/groundcover plants...
(java moss, chain sword)
And that driftwood could really be spiced up with a anubias, java fern, java moss, or all three. ;)
It would help if you posted your water parameters, but I think the things I mentioned are pretty tolerant.
-EDIT- just noticed I'm a senior member now. Still, I'd double check anything I say to be on the safe side, even though I usually do too. ;)
Very nice! And I agree I think that would look double good if you put some normal black window tint on the back of it; helps make the plants stick out more.
I'd also get smaller plants to add there now; something like narrowleaf chain sword; maybe different colored Crypts to your red one there or small swords....thing like that :-)
Thanks for the suggestions we'll see what I can buy up!
A suggestion on the background, if the deposits show up as you mention; try brown paper, like a plain paper bag cut apart. Black will of course make white stains more procounced, brown will not. And the brown colour of paper bags will be neutral. An inexpensive test to see if it is better.
Well I didn't see that tip before I bought stuff so I went with black. I ended up adding some hygrophila, water sprite, and more dwarf sag to fill in some areas. I'm going to see how that grows in before adding more! Finally starting to look like an aquarium :-D
What a difference. That looks much nicer; your plants look better too. Black is good; my brown suggestion was only because of your concern over the "stains" but I can't see any. And, as those plants grow, you will not notice anything except the beautiful plants and fish; backgrounds tend to "disappear" and plain black works best at that. Nice work. Byron.
Looks nice. That's a crazy looking piece of dw. If it were mine I'd name it driftosaurus. The end of it that is elevated looks like some kind or "saurus" lol
Very nice selection. Made a huge improvement. Great job! Can't wait to see it grow in a bit more!
Thanks everyone! I'm looking forward to watching it grow in, should look nice! I never thought I'd be naming DW, but I think that name might stick!
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