if the tank foot print is about 12x24 inches then
you probably have a tank that is about 16 to 18''
tall.<br><br>I like to start with a centerpiece plant Usually a
living swordplant. Various leaf shapes so the speci
might vary. If it get good light it will bush out and
become a nice focal point.<br><br>I usually planted our
'professional' aquariums in what I call a semi circle. I draw an
imaginary line in a semi cirlce about 5'' from either side
to give the fish a kind of stage to swim in then
build plants from the back to the front leaving that
semicircle in middle with out any thing except perhaps for
some caves or such for the fish to play in or arround.
(sometime when I use rock type caves I put a small
cryptocorn plant there for a bit of interest. <br><br>I use
dwarf swords, or Corkscrew vislera and create a kind of
jungle. In the corners to hide the undergravel tubes I
usually use some cambomba or money's worth or simular
tallish plants<br><br>Along the surface I usually use
some money's worth or Hornsworth... and if I am brave
a little duckweed (in some tanks duckweed will
litterly block out the light as hey multiply). I also like
a plant called Water Sprite... they grow large and
have a beautiful root system where baby fish will find
shelter and maybe even grow too big to be eaten.
<br><br>I love a well planted tank.