I know how hard it can be to get inspiration for your aquarium and I’ve come across an excellent scape which uses only a few plants and dragon stone. The rock as per most decent aquascapes is the main focus and the dragon stone used in the picture below is brilliant.
Lots of you keep and grow HC and I stumbled across this YouTube clip by the excellent aquascaper Mark Evans. He shows just how you need to clean your HC in a planted tank.Firm yet gently pushes on top of the HC means the dirt is removed by the roots hold the plant in place. Just perfect.
Hemianthus callitrichoides (HC) has risen to fame with it’s tiny leaves and the ability to carpet a foreground of a planted aquarium very nicely. Of course like all plants you need to provide them with fantastic CO2 levels, excellent nutrients and sufficient water movement for distribution. If you tick all those boxes you get get results.
I found this video online and actions speak better than words and felt it was a worthy post so hobbyists can not only see how feasible it is to create a carpet of HC but also the type of maintenance it needs (along with a decent pair of curved scissors).
For those of you who are not familiar with the grower of this aquarium, he’s a chap called Victor Lantos and he runs an amazing aquascaping shop in Hungary. Check it out here http://www.greenaqua.hu/