First draft at the hardscape.
The plan so far is:
anubias and java fern surrinding and on the rock/wood mound on the right.
Foreground of HC, perhaps some lobelia to break up the line.
Inside the little rock ring, a stand of about 20 Rotala mini type 2. I'm figuring all the small rocks up front disappear once HC is in, using them to try and make an easy trim point/separation line.
Background center and left, a 12" or so tall hairgrass species.
Looking for something all green with this splash of color from the tiny stems of rotala type 2.
Inspiration is those beautiful mound type setups like those I've seen from Roy Deki - I don't think I can match those superb setups, and am looking to deviate a bit, but that is the mood and feel of what I'm shooting for.
Anyhow, here is the hardscape first go, with some of the anubias that'll go into the tank.
I'm looking for feedback and alteration suggestions now, much harder to do once the tank is full - those branches ar boogers to move around once it gets locked in.
PLEASE BE HONEST, appreciate all who can give your feedback! If it stinks, lemme know, what would you change?