Thanks for the nice comments! I spent the entire weekend breaking my back by yanking out everything and trying to move things around to give it some sort of order that maybe, kind of looked like a scape.
Well, things were going okay at first.
But then I had to figure out what to do with this plant.
And this one, too.
And, oh yeah, those need to be tied to driftwood (gets out driftwood, fumbles to find suitable pieces, none found, get saw, starting cutting), tying to driftwood, but they won't stay where I want them, get anchors to weight them down.
Think I'm about to see the end when I remembered those plants over there in the bucket. They have to be planted or they'll die.
And, oh no, I totally forgot about those other plants! Where can I fit them in?
And, great, I completely forgot about that moss. Need to tie it down to something (rummages for driftwood, finds crazy piece, yeah, that'll work). Cleans out moss, gets wet tying it down, need a weight to hold it down.
Well, while I'm at it, I'd better get those floating plants planted. Now where can I put those?
And on and on and on....
You get the idea. My back is killing me. I've trimmed up every plant to remove dead and dying leaves, only to find more coming up just a day later. Not good. But I think most plants will make it.
added my first ferts on Sunday! Now I have to figure out how to mix the trace ferts for tomorrow. So at least I have most of the plants actually planted (I still have some floaters in my 20L that I need to plant along with some crypt that's growing like crazy in that tank).
One thing I have learned for sure. I need a taller ladder. My 3 step ladder just isn't tall enough. It's not easy to reach all the way into that tank!
I'll try to grab a picture of the tank as it is now, but keep in mind that my goal right now is to try to keep the plants alive, and as I ran into problems trying to scape the tank, I kept having problems with adding plants from all kinds of sources that I've been using to hold the plants. And even with all I've put in, I suddenly remembered yet another group of plants in my Q/T tank. They're tall and fast growing so they need to be in the back, but where?
What a mess!