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Black lava rock hardscape

kschyff

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I have been building this hardscape for a few days and was wondering what the community thinks? I am particularly interested in possible plant and fish choices.

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I am planning to have La Plata sand in the foreground and then aquasoil in the back. On the left there are actually small spaces for two terraces and of course at the back the aquasoil flows in a valley-type formation down to the right.
 

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Kevin Eades

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Nice bold hardscape looks good. Maybe take a picture square on front shot as it's harder to see the true effect with angled shots. In terms of plants it depends are you going low or high energy. Do you want stems and maintenance or slow growing and less maintenance? 🤔 I think fish wise a nice big school of something bright and small. Something that contrasts well against the dark stone. Rummy nose tetra could look good
 

kschyff

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Thank you Kevin. I was thinking of stem plants and the tank will be high tech. How many rummy nose would fit in a 60p?
 

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kschyff

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I thought the rummy nose might not be the best fit, hence my question as to how many would fit. What about ember tetra or silver tip tetra, which I can find in my area? If yes, would 15 be too much?

As for the plants; I have just looked at some more classic ADA layouts and maybe a carpet of hair grass and eleocharis vivipara in the back left which will be swept to the right by the lily pipe. As @LouisGenin mentioned this could be complimented by buce and mosses.
 

kschyff

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Thank you @plantnoobdude. The only other bit I do not have for this tank is the light. How about two ONF Flat nano + - one of each side? They are relatively easy to get here in my area. Twinstar is difficult to find.
 
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