Initially my plan was to play around with 2 types of hardscape, iwagumi and nature style with wood. The only problem is, now I got to this, I don't want to try the other version now in fear that I may not be able to recreate this if I ended up deciding to go with the iwagumi, so I decided to stick with this scape. Firstly, what do you think of this scape? Is there any room for improvement? The pathway through the rocks was actually by accident in the end but was thinking of making a sandy path through it what do you think?
Moving on to the planting stage, I didn't want to be creating a scape with just mostly carpeting plants like a lot of iwagumi scapes being minimalistic, I would like to have a few plant species within the tank and to plant densely. Do you think this can be done and what plants would you recommend? In the foreground I was thinking of eleocharis mini and anubias nana, Alternanthera reineckii 'mini' looks like could be a nice contrast for the foreground plants but what about midground and background plants? Any suggestions?
Sorry if there's a lot of questions there, if you're short of time just answer a couple but any help would be gratefully appreciated.