so! i did a big trim 2 nights ago and i come to the conclusion nearly every plant is in the wrong place
The Belem should be in the middle where the Mayaca Fluviatilis is.
The Tonina should be where the Rotala sp green is.
the Mayaca Fluviatilis should be on the back edge where part of the Belem is.
the fare left side i could have used 3 variations of Rotala, the green, Pink and Colorata for a kind of color wheel look around that edge.
the mini red should gone where the Hygro is.
the Hygro, well i should have got it in a submersed for rather then emersed and then used it on the vertical logs around the top.
side note: found a pic of me putting the plants in. you can really see the sense of accomplishment
but hey this is a learning curve i guess, the issues with the Belem and Tonina i feel are very rookie mistakes! they are both in areas that are only getting like 70% strength where as the Mayaca is getting the best of the light and i don't feel it needs it.
I'm torn, between pulling them all up and doing the shuffle or seeing how it goes as is. The Belem copped a very big hair cut with the hope that the regrowth should be a lot better with the new light so I'm not sure how it will go being moved.
The Tonina i really don't think is going to pull though in the place it is. and the Rotala shouldn't be to much of an issue to move but i don't really have enough to fill the gap where i was thinking about putting it so i would probably just put it in to the shrimp rack to hold out. i do feel the Tonina would do 100% better in the better lighting there... maybe i will do that when i get a chance. i had to bin half the Tonina because it died and rotted away the rest i had to half the height because the base was all dead and rotting away.
The Erio's & hair grass are all fine, the Hydro Jap Mini is growing out of control in parts and I'm starting to think i should have listened to the voice in the back of my head saying don't put it in it grows to fast and wild. I pulled a bunch out of the left side so the Erio could actually be seen and I'm hopeful they (the Erio's) all start getting the tall growth habit i picked them for soon, damn slow growing Erio's!
i should have also dropped the Moss in when i was dry starting. i had envisioned Fissedens growing off the vertical logs and maybe weeping moss of the horizontal logs with a small leafed Anubias or Buce on the top for that aged jungle look.