Your tank looks so much bigger than a 10 gallon.
Are you going to keep the HM trimmed to just that little bush or are you going to let it carpet? IMO I think this tank would look fantastic with a full HM carpet :S
Definitely would like it to form a carpet. I have only trimmed the height once or twice before, that's all. If I had an actual CO2 system and/or fert dosing then I'd probably have a good carpet by now. Still, it is slowly, but surely, creeping along the substrate.
Trimmed the HM a day or two ago. The RRF really propagates quickly. I'll probably be selling a fairly large floating plant bundle for a six bucks tomorrow on this forum if anyone is interested in some RRF, Water Lettuce, Frogbit, and Duckweed (unavoidable).
Tanks like this, want to make me go out and buy 50$ of new plants and try to make mine look half as good as yours, :p
You should be able to find some great deals on plants within the For Sale section of this forum, along with the For Sale sections of other aquarium forums. May take a bit of time to find the good deals, but they do come along.