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Another 2.5G Aquascape

May 21st, 2009

After doing my last 2.5G aquascape with Riccia fluitans, I decided to try it again with some leftover Riccia, but this time, also use Blyxa japonica as a grassy background plant. Please ignore the unnaturally white patch in the front-center as some of this Riccia had been sitting in a container away from light for a week or two. Opps!

2.5G - Another Riccia Scape

I’m really enjoying some of this slate that I found last month with a couple of GWAPA members. We found some pieces with pretty good character, which make it perfect for a small tank like this. In any case, in scape with just two plants, there’s not much to say. What do you think? Comments/critiques welcome!

5 Responses to “Another 2.5G Aquascape”

  1. Phillip Says:

    I really like this one of yours. That slate contrasts so well.

  2. Mark F. Says:

    You shouldn’t have said anything about the bleached-out patch of riccia – I would have assumed it was a lighting effect! 😉

    This is a really nicely balanced ‘scape – you seem to be mastering the “Zen-like art” of rock placement in “simple” ‘scapes with only a minimal of plant species … considering how many people pursue this approach and don’t quite pull it off, it’s really an enviable accomplishment.

    Until I hone my chops more, I’ll probably stick to the unevenly-overgrown weed-patch approach to ‘scaping!

  3. guitarfish Says:

    Thanks for the comments! Mark, sure, right, it *was* a lighting effect… 😉 I’m by no means an expert, but I’m trying to get better at rock placement. It’s harder than it looks, and if you mess up your hardscape, you’re going to have a hard time pulling together the total aquascape once planted. Jungle tanks are cool in their own right, don’t be ashamed of them!

  4. Ampbreia Says:

    This is so beautiful! Who knew you could grow grass in an acquarium? Well, you did, obviously, but this is the first time it’s ever crossed my mind. It should have. Lord knows I’m always landscaping the terrarium for my lizards and amphibians. How wonderful! I may try this myself. What kind of fish do you have in there by the way?

  5. guitarfish Says:

    Thanks Ampbreia! There are plenty of aquatic grasses that can be grown in the aquarium. This aquarium was just a testing ground for me, so I never added any fish. It’s not currently setup any longer…

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