'Scaped For You' Collection - Layout 80 (180L) Medium

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The great thing with these 'Scaped For You' Collections is that all the hard work is done for you!

'Scaped For You' Collections are ideal for those of you who just want to choose a setup and not have the hassle of having to choose the plants you need to replicate it. These collections come complete with all the plants, wood or rock needed for the aquascape you have chosen.  The Collection even comes with an easy to understand diagram showing you exactly where to position the plants and materials.

Tropica's Layout 80 is designed for at medium level to plant and maintain 180L set up making it perfect for hobbyist with some experience or those who are wanting to take the next step from easy to medium level. If your aquarium is larger than this you will have to add additional plants accordingly.

This Tropica layout has been designed with a narrow valley in mind which leads through two large tree roots (driftwood) and Microsorum 'trident' behind it, Ludwigia palustris and Limnophila hippuridoides grow and add colour to the mountain pass. The lawn of the valley includes Eleocharis 'mini' supplemented with groups of Rotala bonsai ending in a wide foreground of Micranthemum 'monte carlo'. Between the Dragon Rock are groups of Echinodorus tenellus 'green' and Cryptocoryne wendtii 'tropica'.

You will also receive the hardscape materials in this plant collection and they are designed to be positioned as indicated in the diagram.

Plants in this collection are:

3 x Limnophila hippuridoides (1)

1 x Micranthemum 'monte carlo' (10)

3 x Ludwigia palustris (2)

2 x Eleocharis sp (3)

2 x Cryptocoryne wendtii 'Tropica' (4)

2 x Microsorum pteropus 'Trident' (5)

1 x Anubias barteri var. nana (6)

3 x Rotala bonsai (7)

2 x Helantium tenellum green (8)

2 x Eleocharis acicularis 'mini' (9)

Hardscape materials in this collection are:

1 x Driftwood (Large)

1 x Driftwood (Medium)

6kg x Dragon Stone

The gravel used in this collection is called Maui Fine Quartz Sand which can be purchased separately using the following link https://www.aquaessentials.co.uk/unipac-maui-fine-quartz-sand-125kg-p-5205.html

Please be aware that in the majority of cases, all plants in the collection are available to send out immediately however there may be times when a particular plant is not available so we will substitute as closely to that plants as possible.  For example if Alternanthera cardinalis is not available we will pick another species of this plant and if one Cryptocoryne is not available we will pick another Cryptocoryne that looks the most similar.

Please note this is a special order item so depending on availability can take between 1-7 days to arrive. It also means it is none-returnable.

by Matt S. on 31/5/2019

Great quality of plants, instructions, delivery. Everything was perfect and I’m most happy with my new set up and looking forward to it blossoming!!

by Elvis C. on 29/1/2019

1st class advice and service plants are in arrived in good health and doing really well

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Would T 8 lighting be suitable for the plants in this scape? Is a substrate needed beneath the quoted sand? Might it be easier to plant straight into a substrate especially with short rooted plants? Final question the sand is a very light colour. I am wondering if it might easily look grubby being such a light colour? Sorry to ask so many questions but want to get it right before buying.


T8 lighting is fine

a nutrient rich substrate is always a good idea

light coloured gravel does look grubby quickly so change for a darker one if concerned

Are the plants listed for this scape for a low or high tech aquarium? Would this scape do better with pressurised C02? Would aquarium soil with no gravel work? Thank you in advance.


Low tech

every tank does better with pressurised CO2

Aquarium soil should only be used on its own really. Gravel is for decoration only.

Would two T8 30 Watt bulbs be adequate for this set up or would a higher wattage of bulb be better for the plants? I am looking to set up a 200L tank. Would you recommend tropica aquarium soil as the substrate or the eco complete soil for this aquascapes? I am planning to keep tetras and the PH is 7.5 in my current tank so a lowering of the PH might be good. Would this consideration affect the substrate choice? Thanks.


Your lighting would be fine

use tropica substrate which is the best and sets the correct pH for you

how much to supply two pieces of driftwood and dragon stone like in this collection please?


In the order there is

1 x Driftwood (Large)

1 x Driftwood (Medium)

6kg x Dragon Stone

Simply add to your basket and it will total up if you wanted to buy those individually

Hi, do i need anything else apart from the plants and tropica substrate to set up my new tank. I already have the filter and heater and i am considering a full spectrum LED light. Also in the established photograph i can no longer see the stone, is it taken out? Is it only on top of the wood to weigh it down?


You get the plants and the hardscape materials with this collection 

you'll also need liquid fertilisers and a substrate 

Hi, I like the look of this setup but only have 129L tank (90x35x45cm). Any suggestions on how I could scale it down (I guess by buying items separately). Would Fluval Plant


you could scale down by a third to make it suitable for your tank

Hi , is there a video to go along with this one?


Hi, yes here is the link to it https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3zCrBxeMI8


I have an established tank with large fish and very grotty plastic plants. Can I use this setup without removing the fish and upsetting the balance of the tank


I don't see what not

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