So after I frozen my you know what off washing sand outside in the 30's yesterday and some hrs of fiddling back & forth with different layouts & set up's...here's what I came up with now...
The Rocks are typical local rocks that I selected around the pond, made sure they pass the Vinegar test, cleaned them as well and added by size, which also offers neat lil caves now for whom ever that will move in there. I selected them mainly because of the red'ish coloration which is hard to see on the pic's relaly, just take my word for it, I like them
And yes the theme winded up being triggered by a new member here who asked many questions about background and reminding me of home (The Rockies) Hairgrass was the closest I found to rep. tumbleweed
(yes Mean Henri I'm talking about you)
Anyway I also added a updated picture of the 1st 10g (with the black sand) that I set up before Thanksgiving...I gotta do something with the Java Moss taking over VERY SOON (it was only 1/2 cup when I added it