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 2.5 gallon jar with driftwood aquascaping ideas needed.

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PostSubject: 2.5 gallon jar with driftwood aquascaping ideas needed.   Sat Jun 04, 2016 9:04 pm

This will be my second jarraraium, a heavily planted dirted tank for shrimp and snails only.  I found a great piece of driftwood in a strainer by the river that sounded very aged when struck.  I boiled it, let it soak overnight, and it sank like a brick the next day!  Whee!

Ive been reading a little on aquascaping and the rule of three when it comes to porportions and im looking for ideas.  

Heres what im working with:

-2.5 gallon cookie jar about 12" tall and 8.5" round
- Some anacharis for height.
-A clump of Bacopa from my other jar.
-Some java moss for foreground/midground cover.
-Thinking about capping with gravel in the background and part midground, and having a third of the tank be sand in the foreground and part midground to make a curved "stream bed" look.

Not sure what to put on the driftwood.  Maybe a clump of Java moss at the Y, or would that be too centered?  I guess the driftwood is my focal point, not sure where to put the tall and short plants around it.

Here is what I think is a good driftwood placement, when viewed from the front.  The sides of the jar refract the light in such a way that things dissapear if they are too close to the sides.

Here is what it looks like from the top. I have plenty of room to have a sand "stream bed" to come in diagonally either from left or right:

I dont know what side to have the tall plants on, and what do I do with the open space on the left? Leave it open, put an interesting rock there, put a plant there?  Thinking I would like a Val and a Crypt in there, but not sure where I would place them.
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PostSubject: Re: 2.5 gallon jar with driftwood aquascaping ideas needed.   Sun Jun 05, 2016 1:46 pm

Keep in mind that aquascaping a small container with fast-growing plants is maintenance-intensive. Fall behind on maint and you'll soon have an 8 x 12 cylindrical block of java moss with a few leaves of other plants trying to poke through. Corkscrew Val might be a more manageable size than Jungle Val.
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