I am really excited to see that everyone sees what i was trying to accomplish here
Thank you all for taking a couple seconds to leave a comment!
John - I appreciate the words man. I always thought the layout was a little different and cool, but i am not sure if i think it is ADA material?
Alex - I think it is a combo. There is a good chance i added more substrate before I planted and after i took the hardscape shot....its really hard to remember. Either way, i know i trimmed the HC to give it more of a "hill."
I have been in a bit of a slump when it comes to planted tanks, but all of your encouragement is really helping me through that. I am very appreciative of that, and i thank you all!