I started getting into making a planted tank about 3 months ago and while my plants are all growing fine, I'm just not really happy with the way it looks. Here are my current specs:
125gph HOB Marineland Canister Filter
40 watt stock Aqueon Flourescent Tube Light (Which I'm going to replace at some point)
Hagen Co2 Unit (Can't really specify much more than that, I'll include pics)
Flourish Plant Food
1.5" of Flourite covered by an inch of gravel
2 Juvie Discus (Will eventually buy a bigger home and more discus for them)
An Armada of Ghost Shrimp
1 Red Crystal Shrimp
Several Hyogrophilia Difformis
2 "Broad Leaf" Ludwigia Repens
1 Vallisneria Spiralis
1 Java Fern
1 Green Myrio
Several Mystery plants sold to me as a Rotala Indica
Some Pics (Taken with my 5mp phone camera so bear with me):
^Mystery plants are on the far left and far right. If someone could ID them that'd be wonderful, since I do rather like them.
^ I hate this [profanity] Myrio. It's attracted to the flow put by the output of my filter and in the process, almost completely covers the wisteria next to it. I barely got it about a week ago and I'm about ready to pull it out.
^ Poor guys, I spooked them when I turned the tank light on after "lights out"
^ This thing keeps my water perfect but it has so much flow I'm debating whether or not I should put the original stock Aqueon Mechanical filter back on.
So yeah, in essence, I was hoping someone could kinda help my fix some of the aquascaping errors I might have done (as far as focal points, depth, and all that good stuff) and recommend some fuller background plants that would work in my set-up. I had a Riccia Fluitans carpet starting to grow through the mesh I had in the foreground, however, today when I tried putting some floating riccia back under the mesh, wads and wads just flew out. Long story short, I got so frusterated trying to "fix it" that I took my entire foreground out, tossed it in my QT and vowed to never work with that plant again. So yeah, I think I might try my hand at Echinodorus tenellus soon.