Several good sized branchy pieces of Redwood root systems.
One older piece is sitting at AFA in SF actually I saw it Sunday. I gave it to Steve and George.
Same thing with several tanks I've done, basically build a good size fan or limbs to add fern to, or moss etc.
You can still see the fish swimming in the wood under the plants, and they have a nice place to live. If it was all plants, then you do not see them.
The large open 12" wide front makes a nice place for high current and mixing, good place for swimming/fish exercise. This way the fish eat much better, and like us, live longer healthier lives. They can rest any time under the wood still.
This scape was designed more around the fish than the plants.
Many fish only hobbyist like this type of design since it does not add "too many plants" for many of their non initiated taste.
It pushed most of the schooling fish up front also, still lets you see the fish in the shadows etc.
Most of the fish are from 4 years ago, all the rummies/dojos/plecos are, Cards and few others where added later.
This is 2 years ago:
Still, after several years, fish are doing very well.
Both fish and plants have been in here for a pretty long, reasonable amount of time to see any issues.
I still get Ostrich club folks making claims about some NO3 levels being bad for fish.
It's been clearly demonstrated beyond any doubt that the dosing plant ferts even at rich levels poses no long term effects/stress on fish.
This is hardly the first time.