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Tyler LaZerte

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Heres an aquarium that I scaped for you in Photoshop. It includes the very wood and rocks you wanted to use


Hygrophillia in the front, Amazon swords in the center back, Dwarf Sagiteria behind the rocks, Java Fern glued to the back of the wood, and the Buce glued/ tied to the wood as well.

As well as a nutrient riched black substrate.

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Here's a sketch. The design is set for a 20 gallon long aquarium. I started before I saw the dimensions and the size of the wood, so sorry about the size inaccuracies. Hopefully it helps a little anyways!

Plants from left to right:

Fanwort (Cabomba caroliniana), vallisneria (Vallisneria americana), Java fern (Microsorum pteropus), Amazon sword (), Anubias barteri, dwarf aquarium lily (Nymphaea stellata), and Crytocoryne wendtii in the foreground across the whole tank.


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5 minutes ago, Tyler LaZerte said:

@CorydorasEthan Yo....that drawing is SICK!!! You are so talented! I can't even draw the rectangle for the tank 🤣 thank you so much! Could I get a hold of you somehow to do a drawing with some plants I want to put in? 

Thanks! I like to draw for fun, but I am no professional! I would certainly be up for drawing your scape if need be!

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@CorydorasEthan I would LOVE that! So the aquarium is 24 inches long and 12 inches tall. The wood piece is 24 inches long and goes about 1 inch below the top of the tank. There's are 3 big bahai stones and I have some seiryu stone rubble for detail. I want to put alder cones on the bottom for some added tannins. Some plants I want are crypts (your choice!), some Hygrofila corymbosa (I think that's what it is called), some mosses on the wood, and a few epiphytes. Feel free to add some plants ideas that you like as well! I am still looking for some planting ideas. 

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