See this is my problem, as I am still fairly new I am not sure which plants need high light/low light, if they need to be rooted in the ground or what. I like the look of a carpet bottom and a nice piece of driftwood with plants growing on it. As far as filters go, I wouldn't know which would be the best. I really am quite new and im just starting to learn about plants. Im looking at a more square aqaurium, so maybe a bio cube. Once again since I dont know much, any personal experience information or really anything at all is appreciated.