Thanks DefStatic - I couldn't agree more!
Okay... Update time!
I planted the tank with plants I already had sitting around in other tanks..
I think I still want to get some mini pellia in here and try it out. I'm also considering using some marsilea minuta as some foreground. I might just save money and try to carpet the hydrocotyle japan.. I just want to try to maintain some scale since the tank is small.
I'm using an AC 20 for now on the lowest setting with some established biomax. It's fairly big so I can't position the LED light the way I want to. Currently I'm using my Azoo Palm Filter in a shrimp cube temporarily. I just got bored of looking at the AquaTop so I just started it up with plans to change things around a bit.
So here it is (for now) with a temporary resident, my female betta, RED SONIA, from when I started the GLA 6g a ways back...
From the back side... my slope is still holding due to the Floramax as the first layer. I believe since the Floramax is rather coarse lava rock, it doesn't really have a propensity to slide as opposed to using all AS or FSS. Also, I like how the reddish-brown crypt and manzanita compliments the dark green needle leaf java fern -- just an observation