I have a couple more pictures to explain how to assemble the foliage elements in a riparium compositionr. The shot below also shows a view from the side, but I removed several plants in order to capture a cross-section view.
The next image is the same photograph with some reference numbers added. A Small Hanging Planter (2) hung form the rear pane of aquarium glass (1) holds a Bacopa monnieri
plant that grows forward into the composition midground with support provided by a Trellis Raft. A Hemigraphis
'Red Equator' (3) also grows in the midground, supported by a Nano Trellis Raft (4). While the Bacopa
is rooted in Riparium Planter Gravel, the roots of the Hemigraphis
grow directly in the water.
The next figure is a CAD drawing, also depicting a vining stem plant (60), Trellis Raft (40) and Hanging Planter (30).
Yet another figure, this one with the Hemigraphis
plant removed, better shows the Bacopa
"lawn" (5), supported by a Trellis Raft, which is only barely visible (6). The carpeting effect created by the floating mat of Bacopa
contrast well with the vertical growth of the background plant, an Echinodorus
(7), and obscures the Large Hanging Planter that supports that large specimen. Notice that area of water in the front of the composition ( 8 ) is mostly open.