I finally bothered to take a recent pic of my current aquarium. I'm kicking myself because I swear I remember taking a photo halfway into its life and I can't find it anywhere. I think I didn't get around to pulling it off the camera, then one day needed some extra space and thought, "Of course this pic must be on the computer... I'd have to be stupid to just leave it on the card like this." *delete*
Early March (a few weeks after setting it up):
After shifting things around over and over this year, it's looking like this today:
It still doesn't look right to me, but that's all part of the planted tank sickness I guess. If I can figure out what to do with the bottom right corner I might be content.
Amazingly my lotus (center) never really took to the skies. Not that I'm complaining... I was concerned about it overshadowing everything. And as you can see in the first pic... the name "dwarf sag" can be misleading. It eventually made it all the way to the surface and needed to be removed.
The difference between the two pics is pretty amazing. I forgot you could ever see the driftwood.