Couldn't wait and started to aqua-scape! Got some ADA Seiryu stones from my local fish store. They were quite expensive $25 /kg!! Got a couple very small ones. The reason for that is because my tank is not that big only 60cm and i want to make the scape looks bigger than it seems, hence smaller stones would enhance that. Started with the bottom piece of driftwood which has a plastic stand at the bottom to increase stability. I hot glued the base of the plastic to the base of the tank this way it will stay in place. Hot glue is Safe for Aquarium. The a thin layer of old Power Sand Special S is the poured around the driftwood, and a brand new layer of Power Sand Special S over the top to make the power sand more fresher. I kept it 5cm away from the rim of the tank to make it tank more neat. ADA Amazonia Soil Normal is then filled around the rim to create a boundary for the power sand. The next piece of driftwood is added above and the base is stacked with ADA Seiryu stones to make it more of a natural look at the same time it acts as a pillar to avoid soil from eroding away from the higher ends. I kinda planed where the plants would go with bamboo sticks. Its look really nice and exactly what I have visioned. Next is how i execute the planting stage. Still looking and playing around with the plant placements. Will start ordering the plants once the furniture legs arrive. Here is my plant list so far, did cut it down from the previous list as some plants wouldn't do well with others.
Microsorum pteropus 'Trident'
Rotala sp. Green
Cryptocoryne beckettii 'Petchii'
Micranthemum 'Monte Carlo'
Eleocharis acicularis 'Mini' (Eleocharis parvula)
Vesicularia dubyana 'Christmas moss'
Vesicularia ferriei 'Weeping moss'
Alternanthera reineckii 'Mini'
Ludwigia glandulosa- going to be submersed and emerged grown
Rotala sp. "Colorata"
Here are some pictures:
Bottom piece of driftwood
ADA Power Sand Special S
ADA Amazonia AquaSoil Normal
More updates coming very soon!