Nice progression! I hadn't seen this journal before but the Betta is gorgeous too! Maybe try some thicker driftwood on one side of the tank, or at the base of the twig/root pieces? To add some depth and continuity? Anyways, nice tank! Don't be discouraged
I don't remember what kind of ludwigia but it's from the little package they sell at petsmart. I also ordered some dwarf sag from a guy on here last night. I'm probably not going to add drift wood because it's going to be like a jungle in my tank after I plant all the plants when they get here. I will get pics when everything is planted.