Planted Tank Guru
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Madison, Wisconsin
Hey that's looking great duff. That little shelf that you made turned out nice and I agree much better than the big Great Stuff blob. 3D backgrounds aren't really necessary with ripariums because the plants form most of the whole scape and because the foliage would just tend to shade anything in the background underwater anyway.
It looks like those plants got there in good shape. If you can get a close up of the plants from above that would be great, but it looks like you got everything planted up good. Does the baby panda bamboo look happy? I can't see it in there. That one will take a while to establish, but it will definitely be your favorite plant once it starts growing.