Sneak rescape lol I got tired of the maintenance on this tank, So I pulled back a bit and went with slower growing plants. The driftwood is from Tom barr's stash, and man was it a good order.
There are two forms of java fern, flame moss, corymbosa 'stricta' some small sword lol crypt. undulata, pinninfida (spelling is horrible on my species, but you get the point lol) and star grass which will be replaced with another plant here soon.
All of the fish made it through the transition, and seem to be much more comfortable in the new scape. My Ember tetras stick to the open areas of the tank, the CPD and CBD's stick and play in and out of the wood. my two Oto's hang out in every area of the tank lol and my sparkling gourami loves moving slowly and silently through the plants and wood, his colors have REALLY started to pop, and he is less skittish than he was before with the stone.
here are a few rescape pics. It is hard to show exactly how the wood is setup in the tank without managing a 3d shot lol.
Glosso starting to carpet, although some is growing vertically (snip snip)
blurry 1/4 left
there are still tannins in the water from the wood, but I actually like the slight brown look to it. makes the tan seem more mysterious