The bottom plant is hydrocotyle verticillata. The other name is Marsh Pennywort. There's no real way to plant it except to bury the roots. No matter what you do, it will eventually end up as part anchored and part floating, like mine is. And it's usually used in fry tanks as a floating tank, they do very well floating.
As for blooming, the only plant that I can even get to flower is my swords. I can get them to flower, just pull the runners out of the water and let them grow that way, and they eventually flower. Then, when you resubmerge them, they will beging to root, and then you have tons of baby swords. Each of those nodes you see on the runner would be a new plant.
Originally Posted by fish_4_all
Don't get me wrong, I love it. Lone and I have a long time thing going about his tanks. I eventually plan to do something very similar with the growth out the top but I want it to be Ammannia Senegalensis.
Lone has the aquatic green thumb and can grow anything.
I think the bottom runner plant is moniera(sp) but I am sure lone will let us all know.
As fish_4_all has stated, I too want a tank with growth out the top, lol. hehehe.... But in a different way. I'm looking at possibly setting up a 10G tank, possibly outside or with a hanging florescent over it, where they will be able to get some height. When I do my 29G setup, I might use my 130W fixture and hang it over a 10G, maybe a foot or so over the top. And get some plants that will look great growing out the top of the 10G. Or I might get rid of 2 10G tanks and get myself a 20G long and do that.