Did you consider HM or MU? They're much bushier but rather than contrasting the other plants hormanises with the hc. Also, I find the spiky plants compliment the scape and I feel that the back ground plants might look better if they contrast it.
My experience with E.t would say that given 4 weeks you would be hating it. It's a real menace in smaller tanks. One of the lilinopsis species? They're slower growing and therefore more easily managed?
I'd be tempted to just go for hairgrass and keep the number of plant species' low, added bonus would be I think it'd suit the scape. How about U.g mixed with hairgrass, that would work well too.
Cheers mate, I have some L. brasiliensis but its too short, I could try L. mauritiana but i certainly don't have any. I'm off to TGM tomorrow/Friday so no doubt i'll come back with something, plus i need some Brightly K and Step 1 oh, and Green Bacter and Green Gain that'll be the whole range then, how posh am i?
I think you're just trying to rile me knowing I'm a student with no money.
I'd go for L. M if you don't like it it's only a small tank and won't take much to change it.
I've torn down my iwagumi that I'd had dryscaped to see if I could live with in inspiration, I just wish I had some of that tiny wood and stone.
I'm glad your liking it, one of the hardest to please on here LOL
C. parva may be the right size but maybe not the right "style" Some tiny specimens may work well but maybe not long lerm. I'll route around my other tanks for a possible specimen, or grab some from TGM. Thanks mate, food for thought.