I ended up using the wood *almost* as pictured. I tried laying it down in the 60-f and it looked nice, but I'm putting that tank on hold for awhile and wanted to get the riparium going.
I can't seem to get a good FTS though. The underwater part looks really dark and the reflection on the glass is so bad that you can see me better than the tank. I tried in the dark with just the tank light on and during the day as well. Any tips?
I've still got some more planting to do in the tank. For now there are some vals, marsilea minuta, and some really pathetic looking rotala mini butterfly.
My husband got me a used T5HO from someone on his reef board last week, and so far the riparium plants seem to like it. It's a lot brighter than the Ray2 I had on there, probably since it was only a 16" fixture and this one is 24". It came with one white and one pink bulb. I wasn't sure I'd like the pink bulb, but the mix looks nice.
I'll add some pics as soon as I can get some decent ones.