Thanks for the input. I havent been too concerned about the layout of the plants much yet because of the fish. They like to nibble on the hygro leaves, and hide in the moss "wall" (yes, that's what I was going for originally) But these guys will soon be moved to a larger tank once they are a little bigger. Once thats done i want to try more 'scaping. The foam is just like the aqua clear foam pads. I found it in the pond section. I had to trim it down to fit in the tank. There is an extra foam piece from an aqua clear sitting on top of the powerhead. Its just there to stay damp and colonized with bacteria in case I need it. The crypt is potted with a root tab and sand capped off with a little gravel. The hyrgo is in just gravel, and the hm is just sand and gravel.