well to give an update then. i didn't seal the black vinyl coat on the back very well it seems and i ended up peeling it off the other day. my ludwigia i've trimmed twice now and my wisteria has reached the water surface in two locations. thinned the floaters the other day.
moss is growing slower than poop but that's expected. ludwigia glandulosa didn't make the emmersed transition. i will be trying it again when i take clippings from the main tank
the emmersed crypts have grown just fine
looks more like a jungle than a scape but my scrimp are happy and breeding.. have had a few berried females let their eggs hatch
will be selling scrimp soon enough