I do think the tank looks great without the lid (usually i prefer lid-less tanks). However, in this case, I also think that the tank still looks great with the lid.
To be honest, I like the lid and the fact that the Fugeray 16" accommodated it bc now I don't have to worry about any fish I get inadvertently jumping out! If you really want to, they better be a good shot to clear the light lol.
An added benefit is the lower rate of evaporation - something that I hate having to deal with in my the one smaller tank I had here in this nor cal weather.
I have committed to peacock moss and in addition to it, weeping moss, fissidens nobilis, crypt parva, wendtii, needle leaf java fern and java fern wendelov.
It's likely that only one of those mosses will remain in the tank.
What are you stocking yours with?
I have Chili Rasboras + a yet to be determined similarly sized fish, cherry shrimp, pygmy cories and, ideally, one Scarlet-Badis type that doesn't eat shrimp lol.