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Hey All,

I have been working on a 23ish gal bowfront as a bentonite/peat bg and cutting/moss growth experiment. This is what I have done so far...anyone have suggestions for the big empty space to the right? I am trying to have just a few species of plants and plenty of open space, so nothing too big. Since this tank is just an experiment, there are no restrictions for frog-usefullness for the plants (hope that makes sense). All suggestions welcome.

Thanks in advance,
-Field
 

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Something big and really bushy ?

I like the fern idea. Depending on species, it will grow up and out. You can trim back as you please, or even allow it to grow tall, thinning out branches close to the ground.
 

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I'd stick a button fern clipping or 2 in the driftwood and a white/black rabbit foots fern in the left corner.
 

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Thanks for the replies everyone. I was thinking a fern was the way to go. I tried a birdsnest fern that I had been growing for my 75gal, but it was way to huge for the tank and theres no good way to trim it. I'm also thinking about taking that brom off the driftwood, looks kinda like a green and brown volcano...not what I'm going for. Might just try to find a smaller birdsnest locally. I have plenty of extra climbing/vining plants, but few uprights. Thanks again yall....and keep the suggestions coming!
 

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korean rock ferns are nice also. i got one from tropiflora for 5 bucks i think. It looks nice my 20 gallon.
 

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Thanks everyone...ordered 2 caterpillar (et) ferns and 2 rabbitsfoot ferns today, so should be able to fill that hole soon.
Thanks again for all the suggestions.
 

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Nice tank so far! I hope my tank comes out so well.Is that black rabbit foot fern? I like white more, because it's darker (makes no sense to me :confused: )
I really like it so far!!! Whats the leaf litter?
 

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Nice tank so far! I hope my tank comes out so well.Is that black rabbit foot fern? I like white more, because it's darker (makes no sense to me :confused: )
I really like it so far!!! Whats the leaf litter?
It's White rabbits foot. The LL is mixed mag and live oak, with some water oak thrown in as microfauna food. I prefer the way live oak leaves look, but the mags are more frog-friendly so I mix em up (and it looks more natural with all the different sized leaves). I'm sure yours will turn out great!
 

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White and Black Rabbit's foot fern are so named for the color of their rhizome, not their foliage.
It's White rabbits foot. The LL is mixed mag and live oak, with some water oak thrown in as microfauna food. I prefer the way live oak leaves look, but the mags are more frog-friendly so I mix em up (and it looks more natural with all the different sized leaves). I'm sure yours will turn out great!
Didn't know what, thanks Zach.

I really like how your leaf litter looks like it could hold some water. I like how oak leaves and live oaks look, but don't like mags for their size. I agree that they're for the frogs.
 
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