Just got back from a work meeting...stupid work, I just want to play.
Rekles75, thank you. I wanted to go simple in layout. As for HC, it's basically filled in where I want it to grow. Need to trim it now as I want to keep it out of the sand. The glosso was in the tank from the beginning and in the beginning I had a power compact light unit on the tank. I think between that and the original bad planting is why it grows tall. Glosso needs extra care in its planting. You really need to invidualize the stems and plant them with the runners going to the side in the substrate otherwise they grow tall. At least thats what I experience with glosso. I have uprooted and replanted some sections in this tank and have it growing more correctly in a different tank. I am at the point where I think its going to come out of this tank but I want get everything else right before it comes out.
Adhlc, thank you so much. The layout was preplanned but once the hardscape was put in I had to start rolling with the punches so to speak. The plant layout has changed a bit the past few weeks to include some more plants in the hill to induce some depth. I hope it worked.
Zootycoonmaster, awesome I am so glad you like it. This tank definitely takes the brunt of my aquarium time especially now. The plant I think you are refering to is a Eriocaulon sp. 'Africa'. There is two plantlets set in there but with the large sword next to it it doesn't feel right there. I want to take the small plants that are back there with the swords out and replace with more nice swords. The Vesuvius and Erio back there have been strugling honestly and I am just waiting for my swords to throw a baby or two. Opinions on that would be sweet.