I think the changes are fantastic - I really want to try something like this now, too! Your tank is very beautiful
It is so real looking to me, I just had to share a photo I took - your tank reminded me of it right away, that's how good your scape is;
The first pic is how I edited it into sepia, but I'm also including the original. I think the pic and your tank are very similar! You've got the whole perspective and angles of the forest going on - so nice
Wow! I love the subtle changes of texture in the substrate and pebbles! Thank you for posting the progression from placing the driftwood and rocks and underlying structures before setting the substrate and pebbles. I am getting quite an education here. Thank you!
"Adopt the pace of nature; her secret is patience." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson