How does this Aquascape look?
I wanted to get your opinions on how this Aquascape set up looks for my Fluval Spec 16. I’m using Seachem Sand for substrate and Dragon Stone & Mopani wood for hardscape. The background has about 3.75” of substrate and the foreground has about 2.25” . I avoided putting in larger rocks because I want the plants to be the main attraction so to speak. I need your opinion on this set up. Does the Mopani wood look out of place? Also I would like ideas on what to plant for the background and foreground. I was thinking of carpeting the foreground with something like Dwarf Hairgrass, S. Repens, or Micro Sword. As for the background, I want different shades of green and I definitely want red plants. I will have high light, CO, and fertilizers so the tank should be able to handle most plants’ needs. I was thinking of leaving that “trail” between the wood and the rocks bare so it’s easily distinguishable, but would it look better if the foreground carpet plants were on the trail as well? Also I raised the left section behind the rocks to be about as high as the background to make separation in the foreground. I wanted to plant a different type of foreground carpet plant than the rest of the tank in this area, such as Anubias Nana Petite. I have a lot more Dragon Stone, Mopani Wood, & Malaysian Driftwood at my disposal. The only thing I keep contemplating is whether or not to replace the Mopani wood with some large Dragon Stone pieces, but I really like the idea of having both rock & wood in my setup. Anyway, sorry for the long post. Your ideas would be much appreciated.