Originally Posted by James From Cali
You can try Hydrocotyle leucocephala or Hydrocotyle ranunculoides and keep it trimmed low at the border of the sand, It would look quite nice imo. Im using Horticulture sand which is 1.99 for a 1 quart bag. That one bag filled half of my foreground and now I need one more for the final aditions. The sand is Uni-Grow Premium Organic Sand from OSH. Quite cheap and looks very very very natural.
I'm going to try turface pro red - I'm hoping that the combination of the red substrate and the yellowish blackwater will give it kind of a red-clay foothills streambed look. I'm about halfway to starting in on the project and I've got a vacation starting next week so it'll probably be late February before I get rolling. But I'm definitely excited - the anticipation is the best part.