thanks Canuk and Demon, he actually came out to eat flakes toay which i was so chuffed with. i think he's going to be a real show off lol. we went on a field trip today to the botanical garden and i found some really cool moss that i've never seen before in one of their germination beds so i figured i'd help them out and take some of it off their hands hehe (promise it wasnt suppose to be there they were germinating cycad seed there), so that went in today. the fern thing in the waterfall isnt doing so hot so i'm thinking of adding peace in the home maybe or at a push Lyssimachia nummerlaria (creeping jenny) i just think the creeping jenny will be to large in the small planting space though.
someone on another forum has put the idea of brazilian pennywort in my head and i saw some at the botanical gardens but i worry that it'll take over my small tank, he also thought a mini water lily would look cool, which i agree but i dont want the leaves to shade the other plants particularly the hm and hairgrass. anyway things could change soon with this tank still but so far i'm fairly happy with the layout and plantings and Apsolem seems to like it, i think he'll like it better once everything has grown in.
oh and i may boycott the shrimp in here, he has a super active hunting instinct and i dont have that many shrimp that i can afford to throw them away as expensive betta treats
i'll update this thread periodically as things progress and more growth happens