I'm one plant away from coming pretty close to my generalized goal.
Rotala sunset comes pretty close, nice color and handles the current well.
It'll be a few weeks till this new planting grows in.
The UG is just starting to take after a replanting, seems to take a pretty good beating in between replantings, you have to keep pushing it back in and making sure it does not pull up. If you are not on top of that, then it can get pretty sparse.
Same for the Elatine hydropiper, but once it's roots sink in, it's pretty good.
I removed some of the Anubias white to grow emergent for $ and for stock. I can grow that and Buce's very easily in emergent culture and I can always restock the tank if I decide to add more. I do not like moving them around much in this tank.
This tank gets moved around enough as it is.
I may use those for an emergent non CO2 tank I'll do with the 60p ADA tank. It's empty and I'll replant and scape that sometime in April.
Water is cloudy because I just planted the EH and the ET, added some Mini pellia in place of Fissidens, which has been pretty weedy in this tank, I'll keep one branch on the far right side of Fissidens and try to use the mini pellia for the wood dividers mostly.
I could use a temporary plant in the far left that's red, say R macrandra etc, but the current is a bit too high and the plants need trimmed low in that spot.
I know what I'm looking for, just cannot find the right plant and color just yet.
I can use Rotala sunset, but I'll need more in another tank to pick from due to the repeated trimming and die back trait is has from aggressive pruning.
If you leave it alone, it'll do quite well, but that's not this tank frankly
I'd thought about doing the downoi like I let the UG over take the foreground entirely, but.........maybe later. Maybe not at all.
I'll redo the 70 Gal hairgrass tank tomorrow with the Elatine hydropiper I have left over.