The DSM begins! I finally settled on a scape. I'm not the most artistic, but you get what you get right?
Here's the bare scape
A local club member was pulling the entire foreground from his 150 so I... bought it lol. Took me forever to go through and pick the HC out of the MM, mosses, UG, etc, but I ended up with SO MUCH HC. The right bucket is all Fissidens, middle is HC, left is everything else I didn't use.
Here's shots of it after planting the HC. You can tell that halfway through I realized how much HC there was and stopped trying to plant in tiny clumps. Some of it is planted like 2 pots worth at a time.
my favorite spot down the middle. Once the plants fill in around, I think it might actually make a nice forced perspective area.
Here it is after adding the fissidens to the wood. Full tank shot, as it were.
Now here's hoping I don't do as bad with this DSM as I did with my last one O_O. If I kill off this much HC, I deserve some sort of noob of the year award.