I was out near a local lake and found some nice rocks that I thought would work nicely as accents in my current aquascape. I spent some time rearranging yesterday - the bogwood that was in the back left corner standing vertical has been tipped over so it lies horizontal propped up against one of the rocks I found, and two small stones to fill out the front-right area that was looking so bare and unfinished before.
The front right area looks better I think with the rocks providing little accents but the sawed off part of the bogwood still looks ugly - the picture doesn't show it very well, but the front right part of the wood has a diagonal cut in it that forms a flat triangular bit that looks obviously sawed off. Also the whole right edge of course is sawed and looks like a straight line. I original planned to cover the whole area with Java Moss
, but I think that would just be too overwhelming - it would look like a massive fuzzy green wall. An option I've been toying with is to plant some "mini twister" Vallisneria in that corner to act as a sort of curtain to cover up the straight sawed edges. Also, there is some space at the back of the tank behind the wood. I am contemplating trying some Vallisneria nana there, as I really love the wispy long grass look that some tanks achieve.
Also, now that I've planted the Brazilian Pennywort
back into the substrate, I'm looking into getting some Water Sprite
or similar floating plant for at least the right half of the tank.
Please let me know what you think of my plans, as well as of course throwing in new suggestions!
Oh and I should note that the front right corner, as well the back are pretty poorly lit areas - will Vallisneria do fine despite this?