That driftwood is banging, it's like the perfect size. About the over planting question you have, I was always told to plant a lot when first starting a tank. I end up planting a tiny bit then slowly planted more, I didn't encounter any problems beside the occasional water change. I believe you can go either way.
Thanks... I'm still trying to figure out how to boil that bad boy.
I have too many plants and big dreams... I am debating if DSM makes sense for me with what plants I have on hand (all submersed) - must buy more plants!
I'll probably end up talking myself out of it soon enough, I just need to procrastinate a bit more so the pendulum can come full swing.
ps. Nice banner Brian! If that career in web design doesn't work out you'll have a job as a forum logo maker for sure