Here is the tank scaped and planted. Staro in the back and HC everywhere else. I have some purple bamboo that I will be adding to the back corner, but I'm not 100% sure it's going to "fit in" with the look of this tank. I want a little color other than the green carpet and background plant. Opinions welcome.
To anyone thinking about HC, it's a love hate relationship. Those that have done this before know what I'm talking about.