Don't worry about it. If you'd like other plants, just browse through the Swap N Shop (Canadian) forum here, and/or make a thread offering to buy specific plants. Heck, offer a bit of money for a small plant package, describe your setup, and see what kind of response you get.
To me, it seems as though the Canadians on this forum tend to be pretty supportive of each other. I bet you'll get some bites.
Don't worry about the bubbles, it happens. Poke around with a chopstick every few days.
i did post in the canadian section here and i didn't get a single response to my post. i did get a pm from someone though that offered to buy some glosso from their lfs and mail it to me. i thought that was so nice of the person, to take time out of their day to do something for me, a complete stranger.
but, i don't really like the look of the glosso and i am not sure if i have enough light for it.
i was just looking on aquabid and i found some dwarf chain swords. i think that would look nice in an iwagumi style tank but the seller is in malaysia. i think that is too far. i already ordered java moss from taiwan and it got here 4 weeks later and dead. i don't want to spend money on plants that are more than likely going to show up dead. i will ask my lfs if they can get that plant in for me. i will have to see how it goes.
i was thinking about poking a knitting needle down into the sand/soil, i don't have any chopsticks.
You need to get some stems/rooted plants in there ASAP. Since you are in Newfoundland you should try to purchase plants off of ebay or aquabid. I know there are sellers on those sites that will ship internationally.
like i just said above, i have been looking but am having trouble finding what i want in canada. i ordered moss before and it showed up dead. i will keep looking for something in canada, and i will check with my lfs.