Ok.. taking a break from equipment for a night.
Decided to try and sketch out what Ive been semi planning for an aquascape.
Due to the shallower depth of the tank, only 18 inches, I'm going to have no more then 16 inches of depth at any place. From the get go I wanted to have some above water features similar to a riparium.
I believe I'm going to do a 2 mound aquascape with the peaks near the surface allowing wood to extend into the open space above the water line, or possibly having the peak of one mound crest the water line allowing for other more terrestrial plants. No matter what there will be some fine branches with air plants above the water, just a question of how many.
forgive the rough sketch, was just doodling while watching TV and had an idea..