What the...?! That was going to be my next scape, too. Back to the drawing board...Driftwood "planted" in fan type motif
Sandy areas in the foreground
Rocks placed just behind sandy beach area to delineate planting zone.
I see nothing wrong with having Amano-ness in a scape. In fact, if someone says that to me, I would take it as a compliment. For a newb like me, having something even remotely natural is an accomplishment. This is why I find imitation as a healthy way of learning. Just my version of the newb side of the story.