The tank is tiny, I can hold it almost in 1 hand.
Some one told me it ought to have 3 rocks due to Japanese balance principles.
That is complete and utter baloney. There is no such "rule".
That must be some Western myth is all I can think.
A pair or a single stone can invoke a nice feel. The plant layout is easy to change around also. I'll trim things back and add other stones or wood later.
Such methods in scaping make things very interesting.
Once you decide on a hard scape, you may add color and other plants to base layer.
I did not spend much time on this tank in the last 5 months, nor in the photo's, just toss the weed in and allowed it to cover things. I guess I ought to do a nicer effort on the scaping though.
I have several tanks, all tiny, that have different rock or wood layouts, I'm trying to use a different material in each tiny tank.
Okho stone for a 6 gal. Cypress knees for another, the seiryu rock for the others. I have neat Manzy tree I found 2 weeks ago, but it would be best suited to a 40-60 gal tank.
The 2 x 1.5 gal micro palm tanks are just too small to really do long term scaping in using the materials I've tried other than as a non CO2 method.
This 3 gallon nano is about the smallest size tank I'd consider for scaping.
You'll note I tend to do extremes.
Tonnes of plant species, then only one.
Huge massive tanks, then tiny ones.
Extremely high light, then next to none.
Very dense fish loading, then none at all.
Rich sediments, then inert.
Rich water column, then none at all.
Few stones, then lots.
Little wood, then a forest.
But that way you get a good idea of the trade offs and can find a nice middle ground and can effectively help folks with things in between.
The plant is Excel friendly also, I did two doses to see about 3 months ago at 2x the labeled rate.
I also have 3 other rare plants no one has ever done much with, yet..........
Another odd hygro, it's taller, about a tad wider than Rotala indica and easy to deal with, does not bolt to the surface.
A unique deep Burgundy colored liverwort that attaches to wood, somewhat weedy like Riccia, does not pearl like that unfortunately. It's from Indonesia.
I also have a massive ruffly Potamogeton from an alpine lake(Packard Lake in the Sierra Butte's region) in CA.
I think the narrower taller Hygro is being used around the Bay area a fair amount, but not the others really.