I've got a bunch of rotala at the back of my tank but I haven't really been very consistent with trimming and wanted to see if I could get some advice on this. So far I have basically been just trimming the tallest stems without thinking much about how the neighbouring stems will grow and how the scape will look overall, so at the moment the stems look healthy but overall the scape doesn't look very nice.
This is the latest picture of the tank:
As you can see, the rotala isn't very bushy at all, and because of how i've been trimming, the tallest stems are on the side and the shortest are in the middle when what I really want is a gradual increase in height from left to the right and front to back. Also because I think some of the stems are shading their neighbouring stems, some of the stems are being stunted a little.
I think I have two options at the moment, which is either:
1. To hack everything now down and replant some cuttings so that everything is at the same height; or
2. To let them do whatever they want for a two more weeks and try to shape it gradually
I'm not quite sure what I should do at this point but would be grateful if any experienced scapers could suggest something!