the scape will change a lot when the plants grow in. It needs a bit of height but hopefully the stems will grow and create that element. It’s always good to try alternative scapes and design ideas and the elements which look harsh in this scape now will soften as the carpet grows and plants envelop the rocks.
Perhaps one thing to consider for the future is to add extra depth by sloping the substrate more heavily from front to back. This naturally creates a perspective but also allows you to raise hardscape at the rear to add height.
Will look forward to the plants filling in like your previous scape.
Where would you put the Sessiliflora bud? The sections round the back and sides of the rocks are full up with other plants. Orange juice, H'ra, Acuarta, Palustris and 53BI suggest adding a lot more MC! and a couple pots L sessiliflora (or similar fast growing stem plant) to help tank balance
Ah yeah I get ya now. I see George and the guys done that at the big showcase showdown thing they do each year, but got cancelled this year cause of the pandemic.I suggested the L sessiliflora as it can be left in the pots without apparent limitation on growth, making it easy to add/remove (you can balance it on rocks or place on the sand)
If the other stems are showing active and rapid growth, they may suffice