Yeah, I am planning on removing the background and replacing it with just a black background. The front plants are Java Ferns, with the Rhizome about an 1/8" out of the substrate, I do plan on putting in a piece of driftwood in there for the ferns and anubias. Here are my list of plants: Java Ferns, Anubias Barteri Nana, Armoricia Aquatica 'Rorippa', Cryptocoryne Lutea, Cryptocoryne Wendtii, Ozelot Sword, Heteranthera Zosterfolia Stargrass, Lysimachia nummularia. Right now there is only a male and female sword, but I have some Cherry Shrimp on order. Lighting is the regular ol' 15 watt flourescent but a compact flourescent is in my future as well as DIY CO2.