I have been thinking that I might need to order some more Akadama stone. As far as plants go, I have been thinking about using mostly moderate to low light plants like jungle val, dwarf sag, swords, anubias, ludwigia repens, and some moss on the driftwood. Really want to get some plants that eat up a lot of nutrients to help the tank cycle and reduce algae bloom. If any of the plants grow out of the water and are happy then I will prob leave it.
Thanks again and will update this as I make changes