Laith, waiting on petsmart to get the black background in. LFS is out as well (guess lots of Christmas aquariums going up). Dosing Flourish, Flourish XL and Flourish iron currently.
John, thanks for the link, it's what I used to do this.
Puffer, none of what you see have roots on them hence them sticking up like that. Where there were roots, is where I cut them. I don't think I could have spent any more time leaning over the tank. 3.5 hrs was enough and my hands were sooo wrinkled. I'll wait a bit and see what happens before I go and give them a snip and replant.
I agree with the rock thing, I'm currently looking for a nice piece of driftwood. That rock is really big, bigger than it looks, the base of it is more than two of my fists put together. I'm in a house that was built in '54, and I don't really want to add too much more weight to the floor there. Which, if I got a rock big enough, I think it would be too big. Soooo, think its drift wood time...
we'll see and as time goes on, I'm sure it will change. I plan on doing monthly photo shoots on it to keep it up to date and show the changes I've made from the advice I receive.
Thanks for the input guys !