This 6 foot long, 180 gallon custom aquarium is the setting for lush planting of tall aquatic plants including Echinodorus uraguayensis. Another strong feature of this aquascape is the dense growth of Java Moss, predominantly in the foreground. Thinner aquatic plants were used in the background to create some sense of depth, and some attached (epiphytic) plants were used around the midground. Angelfish and a complimentary mixture of tetras adds an effective variety and visual interest. Routine maintenance was kept challenging by the need to manage the dense billows of moss. The technique used involved first trimming the moss, then gently siphoning the water while "vacuuming" carefully where trimming had occurred. Mosses do not float when trimmed like most ofther aquatic plants, so special care and time is necessary if a dense, long term presence is desired.