So over the past couple of months I've been working on hardscape ideas and this is what I've finally come up with. The plan is to have stems behind the rock/wood and everything else will be surround by Monte Carlo while hugging up against the hardscape will be some blyxa, staruogyne repens, and some downoi. Possibly some ar mini.
Things to note about this scape though:
1) this isn't the aquarium it'll be in, just a tank I've been playing with my ideas on. I have a mr Aqua 22 long I plan on setting up when I move in the next month, so disregard the 18" of height from this standard 29g aquarium.
2) I won't be using the blasting grit I have in this tank, since getting started in planted tanks I've used fluorite and plan on using it in this tank as well.
3) I have more dragon stone available so I can always add some or take some.
I have older pictures as somewhat progression pics on how I got to this point if anyone is interested in seeing them. Regardless I appreciate the reading and hope to hear any positive, negative, or anything at all you have to say about it. Thanks!