Welcome. I like you tank very much but I must say I find the wood to be a bit distracting. I like the layout of the plants, and even the rocks but I feel that the wood is only drawing the eye away from the actual foacl point of hte aquarium. I find it distractions for 2 reasons. One, it is two high in the tank and to far to the left. Maybe it could come from the bottom more, maybe come out from the bottom of hte bunch of stargrass? Also, only one piece is usally should be avoided. IT does not have and balance or depth. AMybe you could add a couple more poeces, 3 is good, never use 4, but 5 or maore odd numbers is always best.
That being said, very weel done. I think it is a very beautiful tank
I agree with the others. The piece of driftwood does not work well with the aquascape. In fact, I would take it out all together. I do like the shaping of the stargrass bunches, but I would like to see more of a midground. The front mound of stargrass looks too dominating compared to that little bunch of Anubias barteri var. nana underneath. I would try to get a larger/more impressive bunch of that plant and pull it forward a little. As is, that dark spot is a little distracting to the 'funnel' design you seem to be creating.
A little bit more detail in the stargrass bunches would be nice and make this tank much more visually appealing. How about adding a couple more differently textured plants?
Hm, I don't think the rock work was supposed to be the most important part of Sergio's aquascape, unlike yours, Sean.
I always thought it was the healthy bunches of stargrass, neatly seperated into a front grouping and a back grouping by the nice terraced line of Hygrophila. The rocks were there just to add visual interest to the midground.
If Sergio wants to focus more on the rockscaping on this tank, I think he needs to work with much larger rocks and try to enmesh them more effectively with the plant groupings.
I think this tank could benefit from a stronger hardscape but i do agree that the "strongest" focus for htis tank is definatly the plants. I like the idea of hte 2 mounds seperated by the Hydro, but it htink it is lacking depth at the momnet. All the plants are to uniform in height to me and the is no direct seperation between the mounds of stargrass anymore. The mounds were much nicer in the original pic. I think that trimming htem back to show more of the anubias mearly cased the mound to move to far back and into the same plane as the righ one. It seems "flat" now.
I still like this tank though and i think you should be proud of it Sergio