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    Here's my tank. Pretty plain. Have the fake plants merely for my pleco's hiding spots.
    I'm ordering some dwarf hairgrass, java moss, and water wisteria today from my LPS. (Ordering different kinds over the next month, if you have suggestions let me know) I'm also hoping to pick up a good chunk of driftwood for a center piece. Getting some pool filter sand on Friday too.
    I'm able to pick up some really good rocks from a local beach as well, big/small, flat/thick.

    How should i go about decorating and arranging the plants/rocks? I've been wanting to create a carpet of hairgrass too.

    Also, i don't plan on using a co2 system. I'll use whatever ferts i have to but i'm going for low maintenance plants. I know hairgrass needs a lot but i'll find a way. I have an anubias in the front of my tank and it's rhizome was whiteish when i got it now it's dark green. So that's coming along well too.
    Last edited by cbarb; 05-12-2013 at 02:52 PM.

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    You won't have much luck with the hairgrass unless you get a good plant substrate and have high lighting. Without these, I would not waste the money. The other plants should be ok.

    Just look at a bunch of other tank pictures to get some ideas on how to arrange the rocks and wood. Also, any rocks collected from a beach need to be tested in case they will raise the PH of the water. You can put them in a bucket of water and test the ph after a few days. If it tests higher, do not use them.


    A background on the tank would help a lot as well. I prefer black but there are many others to choose from.

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    Would boiling the rocks do anything? Also what is another good plant other than hairgrass?

    I definitely want to get a dark background as well!

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    Never boil rocks as it could cause them to explode. Besides, it will do nothing as far as the PH goes. A good scrub with hot water and a stiff brush is all that is needed. If tap water is used, soak the rocks in water with dechlorinator prior to adding them to your tank.


    Plant selection depends heavily on what lighting you have on the tank. The type of bulbs, wattage and color temperature. If you do not have special lighting for plants, you should look up some lower light alternatives that do not require a rich plant substrate.

    Liters to Gallons conversion calculator

    "Keeping fish for any period of time doesn't make you experienced if you're doing it wrong. What does, is acknowledging those mistakes and learning from them." ~Aeonflame
    "
    your argument is invalid." ~Mommy1


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