So, the last scape is now dead. Wood was removed and the plants left in place.
I chose the hardscape materials today, they are soaking in a trash barrel for a week or so.
The idea is to have Riccardia covered "fingers" flowing with the downward current. the position is horizontal to the sediment which will be more sloped than the past scapes.
I'll be replacing the aged ADA AS also.
The outlined shape will be a low triangle basically and I'll not use many taller growing stem plants, Tonina might be the exception here. I want the flow highlighted mostly, or the feel of it, with the color below.
Depends on the changes I make to the 180 also as far as species, but over time,m I'll phase out some species and switch over to mostly Erios, Crypts, Downoi, Starougyne etc.
Mock up: the positions will be a little different etc once I add the soil and adjust. I'll go about 1/2 up the tank's full height in the rear and then down to the nub in the front leading edge.