Well, after some helpful advice over in the aquascaping thread, I've decided that this be here be no jungle at all. It's a Dutch Wannabe.
So, welcome to the JavaMossBlues' "Dutch Wannabe".
I'm still not overjoyed with the lack of depth that I'm getting in the tank, but I'm sure over time and trimmings I'll be better able to realize what I've been trying to do.
I'll be attempting to make the R. rotundifolia into a bushy curved section on the left side of the tank, it will be "contained" by the rock on the left which will act as a border for an open section of substrate. Currently this substrate is occupied by several Crypts that are waiting to be placed in a possible ten gallon planted tank for my nephew.
The wooden arch on the right should be my focal point, and the left arch slowly covered in moss. I've kept the hollow long in place, as it is the dwelling of my Clown Pleco and I do not wish to disturb him. Even though he is eating himself out of house and home.
I'd like to surround the arch's foreground with the crypt field, not sure how densely you can pack them in there, but eventually I'd like to "carpet" with crypts, or perhaps go with a more classic carpet of Dwarf Sag or some other runner type.
I've kept the B. aubertii up front and would like to see that do well and grow large, sending off long leaves from the center of the tank.
The background consists of a medium sized Amazon hiding behind the R. rotundifolia, hopefully growing out and providing a little depth with its leaf size.
Next to the sword comes a mixture of L. repens and L. arcuata x repens, I'm a big fan of the hybrid Ludwigia, its pointed leaves and good color offer a little more visual appeal in my opinion.
Continuing to the right there is currently an open gap, where my two newly trimmed Melon Swords are growing, with a little kick from some DIY root tabs, I'm hoping they will get the jump start they need to really take off.
After the melon swords there is a clump of Bacopa caroliniana taking up most of the rearmost right corner, I'll have to check the height specs on this species, but I thought I read that it may only get 12-14" high, which won't quite clear the wooden arch. So this may have to be switched with something a little more suited to height while maintaining a strong green presence, any suggestions?
My favorite portion of the tank is the right side of the wooden arch. Here I placed a shallow horseshoed piece of Mopani that has had an Anubias nana tied to it for the past several years, I think it ties together well, as a cascade of A. nana leaves flow down the right side of the log.
I'll break out the good camera tomorrow hopefully and take some more detailed pictures of some of the tank. I have some freshly trimmed R. rotundifolia floating around the tank while I decide what to do with it, taking away from the overall atmosphere currently, but that too is only temporary.
Thanks for taking a look and reading through this long text.