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Unusual tank set up and how to plant

Discussion in 'Aquascaping' started by redgypsy, Apr 21, 2018.

  1. redgypsy

    redgypsy New Member

    Apr 7, 2018
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    My 29 gallon tank is set up between my living room and kitchen. One short side is against a wall, the other three sides are a big part of my decor!

    I can't just plant the tall plants towards the back, as is often suggested, since the back is the front in the other room. How to have height, without making one side boring? Any help is appreciated!

  2. Colin_T

    Colin_T Member

    Jan 26, 2008
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    Perth, WA
    Tanks that are used as room dividers can be planted with tall plants along the short sides of the tank and shorter plants going in towards the middle.
    Alternatively tall plants on the short sides and leave the middle open for the fish to swim around in.
    Or tall plants on one side and working down to short plants on the other side.

    You can also put plants on one side and rocks or wood on the other side.

    Or just loosely plant the entire tank with short and tall plants. Lots of ponds are full of tall plants that go from the substrate to the surface. The fish just swim around and through the plants.

    If the tank is tall perhaps have a small species of water lily in the middle so you only see the stems, then have other plants along the sides.

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