The round shape of the pebble in river gravel may give you a little grief holding things down. (not a fan)
The tank will shape up as you add more weeds and scapes are always to please the eye of the owner. Welcome to the dirty side of things.
Thanks yea I might of made a mistake with the gravel, I'm already starting to hate it :/ unfortunately the only petshop within 15 miles is a petco, and I live in a decent sized city with NO local pet shops.
Salty yea I plan on keeping the stock light, But If I happen to come across something better I'm always open.