So I finished the scape two days ago now. Planned to do a water change yesterday and take some pics and update. Unfortunately I graced one of the roots when doing so and the entire wood formation decided to go buoyant (even though it has been soaking for a month or so. Had a total hell getting it into place again in the same way with fish and water in the tank. Also had to replant around 50% of the plants and top up with some more aquasoil around the roots. Placed some more plastic border things to keep the substrate elevations intact. Worked out allright in the end but almost had a mental breakdown there for a while. Having a fever and it was the last thing I wanted to spend 4 hours on :P Weighing down the two wood pieces that are making a fuss with a stone until they surrender.
The moss wall is starting to come in really well. Just some more barren areas that I will fill up during the weekly water changes. Also added some Pilo Moss in some areas, hoping they will grow and survive on the wall.
Having a really good circulation now with two spray bars angled towards the left and right bow of the tank. Only thing I am not happy with is that the bars are pretty visible. Green ones like the standard eheim stuff would probably work better there perhaps? Also liking my new floating plants but floating plants and a skimmer is a total pain.
Here are the pics, water a bit hazy still from the mess yesterday.
After finally getting the hardscape down
All plants in the tank
Overview from today
Some from left and right front
And one from the side
So now starts the grow in period and I am guessing a mini cycle as well for the substrate (filter is cycled) Will continue to add moss and rhizome plants wood and rocks as time goes by. Not much more space for any more plants, time will tell I guess.
Really hoping the Black Ball will survive (arrived in a pretty bad state) same goes for the rest of the Eriocaulo variants.
Here is the plant list if anyone wants to know. (Some plants on the moss wall are not on this list)
Eleocharis sp. "montevidensis" - Giant hairgrass
Eleocharis vivipara - Tall hairgrass
Microsorum pteropus "Taiwan Narrow" - Taiwan Java Fern
Microsorum pteropus 'Trident' - Trident Java fern
Microsorum pteropus 'WindelÝv' - WindelÝv Java fern
Microsorum pteropus "Green Gnome"
Hygrophila corymbosa "Kompakt" - Compact Hygrophila
Microsorum pteropus 'Petit' - Petit Java fern
Cryptocoryne albida 'Brown' - White Water Trumpet, brown variant
Eriocaulon sp. "Black Ball"
Eleocharis sp. 'Mini' - Mini hairgrass
Salvinia auriculata - Floating fern
Pilotrichaceae sp. - "Pilo moss"
Monosolenium tenerum - Pellia
Leptodictyum riparium - Streamside Leptodictyum moss
Vesicularia ferriei 'Weeping Moss' - Weeping moss
Hemianthus callitrichoides "Cuba" - Dwarf baby tears
Marsilea crenata - Dwarf Four Leaf Clover
Pogostemon helferi - Downoi
Mayaca fluviatilis - in Vitro XL
Taking suggestions for a project name, can't think of anything good :/
Thanks for reading !