Thanks! It really looks great in person, the pics only show a general idea. the full effect with the shimmer can only be experienced in real life (or through a good camera which I do not own haha!)
I am finally happy with this tank. I added more neon tetras for a school and also added pygmy cories.
When the pleco fry grow a bit more they will be sold and moved out, because clearly it is not possible to house 50+ BN plecos in a 40gallon lol. I'm also thinking about re-homing the platies to lower the bioload, but I may just let them live out the rest of their lives in comfort here. They are used to this tank.