Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Looks awesome man. That is some super clean plumbing... I wish I could pull off plumbing that clean. Give me some EMT and I'll make art, but my plumbing looks like poop. I'd strongly consider something simple like narrow leaf java, bolbitis and anubias or something. Don't need any decent soil, just sand and it would be easy as heck to prune one every blue moon. Plus you would have enough trimmings to make a couple hundred a handful of times a year.
That hardscape looks really nice, super natural and has a jungle feel to it, even with nothing else. Don't stress over the wood, I have a big batch from Tom too, and it sunk is 4-5 days. It was kinda funny; one day it was all floating, the next it was sitting on the bottom.
Have you decided what you're doing for fish? It doesn't seem too exciting, but I would like to see something simple, like a nice little school of harlequins or something. Maybe some other unusual little tetra. If you keep the school small enough, say 30-40 tetras, they would probably stay together pretty well and move around the tank as a group, leaving some areas empty. Almost like you'd have to look for a second to see where they are (rather than everywhere) and you could follow them as they move around the tank.