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    As many of you would understand I'm perpetually unhappy with my tank layout. It's still growing in and I know i have to be patient but I still feel i need to add a few more plants. Tank is the 5ft in the sig. Has dual HOT5 lighting with 6500k bulbs, looking at starting to add ferts as well.
    I currently have:
    crimson sword and broad leaf sword right in the middle with iron root tabs
    dwarf hairgrass in the front attempted carpet still growing
    Thin val along one half of the back
    Giant Ambulia along the other half densely bunched looks great!
    Got a red tiger lotus growing on one side of the tank, great contrast and growing much better than i thought sprouted 2 new leaves this week.
    Various anubias and african water fern attached to driftwood.
    Red cabomda which is slowly starting to grow, has some iron root tabs as well.
    Stupid banana lilly that my entire family and girlfriend think is great (and won't let me remove) cause it's shoots grows 2 inches in a day but doesn't fit with any aqua scape grrr

    What im looking for is something mid ground height (12 or so inches high) that grows broader leaves to contrast the thin leaves of nearly all the other taller plants, something thats leaves don't start at the ground (like swords) but are larger, I'm thinking a stem plant but very open to suggestions.
    6ft Australian Fresh water turtle tank - 2 macleay river turtles, numerous guppy at varying stages of development.

    5ft 150gal planted discus tank - 8 discus, 10 cardinal tetras, 10 rummnose, 6 albino cories, and breeding RCS in tank sump and just about everywhere everything done from scratch, filtration and stand tank
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    6ft Australian Fresh water turtle tank - 2 macleay river turtles, numerous guppy at varying stages of development.

    5ft 150gal planted discus tank - 8 discus, 10 cardinal tetras, 10 rummnose, 6 albino cories, and breeding RCS in tank sump and just about everywhere everything done from scratch, filtration and stand tank
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    What about a African Water Fern (Bolbitis heudelotii)

    That might be something along the lines of what you are looking for
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    I think you need to watch out for too many plant species, looks messy.

    Have you looked at:
    Cryptocoryne beckettii
    Alternanthera lilacina

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    Stem plant with large broad leaves? Giant hygrophila.

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    Quote Originally Posted by talldutchie View Post
    I think you need to watch out for too many plant species, looks messy.

    Have you looked at:
    Cryptocoryne beckettii
    Alternanthera lilacina
    I'm trying to go for a natural untamed look, which will obviously require regular taming, i know 'naturally' this many plants would not grow in such close proximity but i just feel I need contrast to the mostly fine leaves I have so far.

    I already have african water fern, it's growing slowly looks great but I find again the leaves are quite fine.

    Thanks talldutchie and madagascariensis did a quick search for those plants they are what I'm looking for, now i'll just have to see what matches the tank and what is available here in Australia thanks heaps
    6ft Australian Fresh water turtle tank - 2 macleay river turtles, numerous guppy at varying stages of development.

    5ft 150gal planted discus tank - 8 discus, 10 cardinal tetras, 10 rummnose, 6 albino cories, and breeding RCS in tank sump and just about everywhere everything done from scratch, filtration and stand tank
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