The purpose of the stems on the left (ludwigia repens, rotala sp?, & watersprite) was to outcompete algae & soak up ammonia & nitrate on this new aquarium. I've had mixed results with the algae part as I'm still trying to get this thing balanced out. I've already removed half of these stems on the right in order to make room for the Glosso and Hargrass.
Anyhow, obviously I'm growing Glosso in the mid-foreground, Eleocharis acicularis on the right & along the back, and Java Moss on the rock at right-center. I would like to grow a complementary stem plant on the left to maintain some sort of vertical interest, but I don't think the existing plants are the right fit.
I was thinking of Hemianthus Micranthemoides only on the left. What about Rotala only? Do you think it'd be more aesthetically pleasing to remove all stems from the left? Thoughts?