Really nice pc Tom. I appreciate the effort you put in to get a great hardscape. I know I make myself crazy with the fanatical quest to complete the vision when I set up a tank.
I've always had a rather large view going back to the concept.
My execution skills have become better over the years.
I tend to think about some things /goals I want from scapes that many just never seem to mention. Not sure why. They are actually pretty simple and basic goals, I'd think most hobbyists might ask of themselves.
What do I want out of a scape?
I rarely will ever want to copy something.
I also want to try something new or something I have avoided or NOT DONE in the past.
I generally want a new style to work with.
These days, I'm interested in colors and mixing them.
The wood will have a dark feel to it, very jungle like, many darker hues that emanate from the Buce's with their roots offering a very old overgrown feel.
Then the ordered tight carpet of gloss below along with Mini Pellia.
The mosses will fill in some spots, not too many though, mostly for the emergent growth. There will be some brighter green plants emergent.
Fish? Well, shrimp, lots and perhaps White clouds, a few cooler water plecos.
Also have some CPD's but they are chickens and hide. Rainbow dace are out. Tried them. They shred things. Basically a cooler water shrimp/fish tank. Around 72-77F.
While you see the grey main piece of wood, it looks different and nicer in the mock tank set up I did, I should have taken a pic, but will as I scape the tank, likely next week.