Hopefully the Anubias will fatten up over the next 2-3 months. This will make a nice group then:
I am waiting for the Elatine hydropiper, the ET will fill in fast enough in 2-3 weeks or so. The UG looks yellow again, but will fill in and be that nice mound like grass in a few weeks also. Downoi is growing well and adapted to the new location.
Overall, it's getting close but I have 3-4 things I would like to do even after the plants fill in(as if I'll stay put and not change something eh?)
1. I do not like the color of the L sphaerocarpa, it's a nice plant, I can grow the snot out of it. But that color, I need a better shade of red. I likely will go back to Rotala sunset.
Or keep search for something.
2. I'd like to replace the Syg belem with Syg "Lago Grande".
3. I may add more mini pellia on the side shot below to fill that space in under the wood. A nice larger bunch on a few smaller branches will make that a solid mat.
If I replace the L sphaerocrapa, then I'll need to find a home for it, but it can do well in the 180 gal and looks good in there.
Overall, I'm getting happier with the tank, the background I'm most pleased with as far as the plants, the R. macrandra will fill in and I'll let it form a canopy. It'll get crazy pink red then and not bother the adjacent plants much.
Once the foreground is in place and grows in a bit, things will look better. Some spots are farm spots right now like where the EH will go.
Maintaining the other spots is fairly straight forward from here though. Just need to work on the foreground a bit and that last red row on the left, fill the mini pellia in and maybe switch the Syg with Lago grandre if I can get some people who have it, but barely grow it, to sell me a stem or two.