Hardscape opinions for a 10 gallon tank

JLAquatics

Tank Size: 10 gallons
Tank Type: Low Tech Planted
Ferts: Easy-Green line
Tank Light: Finnex Planted 24/7 plus
Future Tank Stock: 1 Betta, Cherry Shrimp Culls and Snails such as Nerites
Tank Substrate: ADA Aquasoil
Hardscape: Seiryu Stone and Manzanita Driftwood
I am contemplating on a hardscape layout for the tank. I am thinking it will look something like this with only a few changes (suggestions are appreciated). I am getting some more Manzanita driftwood to add to the design. The rest of the Manzanita will go into the right corner to build up with what I already have towards the left side (given free from the Etsy order mishap). I have added some elevated areas of the soil in the middle of the design for that Hydrocotyle, which I am hoping will wrap around the Seiryu stones alongside the Spiky Moss. I am planning on planting Dwarf Hairgrass all over the left front and the right middle sections with all the stem plants mixed in the left middle area and the whole back part of the tank. Tell me what you think!
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Here is what I am thinking plants wise. I would love some feedback on this as well!

Yellow in front is Dwarf Hairgrass or Monte Carlo, I love the look of both plants. I would love to hear your suggestions on which you think would be better in this setup!
Seagreen in right front and left back is Pearlweed, which you have.
Aqua behind the yellow is groups of Hydrocotyle Japan, which you have.
Orange is a shorter Stem plant that would get positioned behind the rock you seee in the image.
Red is a medium sized stem plant in the right middle and the mid back section.
Purple is a smaller stem plant of sorts next to the Pearlweed in the back left.
Blue is a taller stem plant towards the back left.
Lime is a really tall Stem plant to fill in the right corner, possibly mixed in with a Dwarf Lily.
Pink is a nice looking stem plant to mingle in with the Manzanita Stems.
Black Circles are for the Spiky Moss to fill in the bare spots.
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BigManAquatics

Should end up looking pretty good
 
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SotaAquatics

I like it, I would maybe remove/reposition all those small flat laying rocks along the edges though, any rock that's not 1+ inches above the substrate will not be visible, even in the foreground with dwarf hairgrass/monte carlo unless you keep it trimmed very short.
 
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flopperfrog

hope it goes well for you! thats a beautiful scape
 
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JLAquatics

I like it, I would maybe remove/reposition all those small flat laying rocks along the edges though, any rock that's not 1+ inches above the substrate will not be visible, even in the foreground with dwarf hairgrass/monte carlo unless you keep it trimmed very short.
Okay, that is noted. I raised those little stones a bit. For this setup, do you think that the DHG or MC would look better with the setup?
I created a poll for everyone to help me decide!
 
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SotaAquatics

Okay, that is noted. I raised those little stones a bit. For this setup, do you think that the DHG or MC would look better with the setup?
I created a poll for everyone to help me decide!

Tough to say, I have DHG in a high tech 40 right now, it spreads insanely quickly but its hard to keep it looking very nice - collects all the mulm in my tank. I have also heard it doesn't spread very well in low tech. I think I would go MC based on looks and low tech set up.
 
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