Planted Tank Guru
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Contra Costa CA
As far as a 'scape goes, I think you will have better results working in the second layout, rocks and low plants. The tree effect seems to look better in a taller tank. Maybe a much smaller tree in such a small tank? But I am not sure it would look right.
Hmm... Use one of the finest, tightest mosses? Fissidens?