Thank you for the interest and comments all.
Here is the 25% planted.
This is a "V" shaped area in the middle of the tank.
2 feet wide in the back to center of tank in the front.
When then fills in and has a trim or two I think I will be happy with it.
I have moved the plugs and weighted plants around 3 or 4 times to areas where I think I want them.
Not too big a hurry to push them in the sand.
They are healthy plants and pearl to some degree everyday.
Planting in BDBS is like a dream, everything stays right where I put it!
Got too used to SafeTSorb being lightweight and adjusting on the second day.
Today I dosed micros for first time.
All weekend to get NO3 to even register, just kept dumping capfuls, forgot how many grams of KNO3 I put in the bottle. It kind of seemed to match the Flourish product.
Upped the CO2 today to double the bubble rate.
pH drop, who cares maybe it will demolish any snail carry-over from plants.
Going to keep some crypts in here too.
So far no melt down since I really tried to match water parameters.
Some may have a problem with my waterflow but!
It's about 300 GPH from a spraybar in the back of tank.
Water travels across the top hits front glass goes down and to the back.
Very slow wave to the taller plants, I know it will distribute the ferts.
No micro bubbles from CO2, extra clear and clean.
Will be adding some Purigen to the corner filter this week.
It may take forever to get dark without fish but still to catch decomposed plant waste as organics.
Working on a 4th dip of some green wavy Buce that I really want to save.
It was covered in BBA along the backside that I never really saw in the previous setup.
LDD driver boards ordered today.
For those interested Steve's LED's has an 8 channel board for $12.
This tank will have 7 independent channels.
Lower lighting around the Buce and Crypts at the left end of tank.
Front right may also have a greatly reduced PAR for some others.
By the end of the weekend new canopy should be done I hope.
I am really excited and hope plant growth is up to expectations.