Glad to see you finally had a chance to start your first planted tank.
For articles and information you can visit: http://www.barrreport.com/
If you need any help let me know!
No, actually about 15 years ago I did one but it was mainly based on growing many species together, it was what Jeff Kropp once said: a Zoo.
But, there where decent elements of scaping in volved and the Congo tetras do look nice in MH's.
Oh, I did do a 75 Gal in there when at Florida.
But my thoughts and goals are not scaping so much in general.
If I want to see or view nature, that is precisely where I go, outdoors to the stream, lake, tidepool, river, wetland, bog etc.
Deep in a verdant forest of Redwoods, sunlight dances of the many shades of green, leaves of aquatic plant reflect the excitement that is life, the sublime experience leaves us in awe.
Come on, that's just not me. I can write silly ADA poems too.
A poem or picture is fine, but it does not compare to being there, experience it, living it.
The same is true for pictures of aquariums.
Life is real and should be tasted, felt, seen, heard, touched.
It is far more real than any art and invokes far more emotion.
As such, our tanks are life
as well, and deserve the same respect.
Chew on that for awhile.