Rotala were used as a focal point with its bright red hue creating a stunning contrast to the Hemianthus' brilliant green. Sagittaria were planted at ther back to provide a screen and some shade for the lower light Bolbitis. To soften the 'hard' look of the petrified wood, hairgrass were planted in between the two and around them as well as throughout the foreground. The bright green Hottonia were positioned in the midground to provide contrast to the dark driftwood and also to cover the bare stack of the Anubias azfeli.
Barbus pentazona were selected as their color blends well with the driftwood while the minnows lend a shade of red to the composition. The pair of Microgeophagus ramirezi in turn add a little size difference to the population.
This aquascape illustrates a driftwood arangement balancing the high light stem plant and low light plant of various shape. A unique shaped driftwood was used to form a canopy for the fishes to seek shelter from the light as well as provide shade for the low light plant. Smaller pieces were placed in the vicinity to complement it. An open space was deliberately created on the left to make the layout appear larger. Two pieces of petrified wood were arranged on the left foreground to serve as a continuation to the layout at substrate level.