Is that the water sprite floating? It's very pretty.
Yes it is, I agree. I bought a large bunch of it for $0.99 and spread it out to all 3 of my tanks. It's growing nicely and my gouramis like to hide in it.
Just one suggestion, take off the driftwood on the far right and move the one in the middle in it's place, just to start you off in the right direction with the aquascape . I really like that branchy driftwood, where'd you get it?
Thanks, I'll keep that in mind next time I decide to rearrange. Sounds like a good idea so that it will keep your eye drifting up and right. It'll be a big pain in the ass though, but I probably will do it when I get around to it. The pic on the right is the only fake thing in the whole tank. It's one of those plastic petsmart pieces. I'd take it out but my pleco has taken up residence inside and I can't get him out for the life of me.
I bought the driftwood on ebay actually. I bought 2 pieces for $6 each, the smaller one is in my 20 gallon cichlid tank now which I am also in the process of redoing. I treated them and soaked them for about 2 weeks after which is was still not waterlogged. I read online that sometimes it takes months, even years, to waterlog a piece of wood and I'm not that patient, so I finally just went out and bought some slate for $3 a piece from the hardware store, drilled holes in the slate and screwed the driftwood into place. This was after I tried gluing the wood in place with silicone, which didn't work well at all. This was probably about a total of a 3 week process before I finally stuck it in my tank. It hasn't leached any tannins at all nor affected any of my water measurements. The seller's name was gardenia1650 and here's her online store http://stores.ebay.com/The-Back-Porch-Shoppe
So for about $35 (including purchasing a cheap drill) I got huge awesome driftwood. This probably would have been at least $60 in the LFS who sells small pieces for $20+. It's questionable whether or not the wood will rot after a long period of time, so please don't hold me liable if you try this.
Here's a pic of my 20 gallon, still a work in process.