Update: this looked a lot better in my mind. The black sand with river stone combo. Black sand was supposed to top aqua soil. Now I'm second guessing, a beach sand look might look better as aweeby suggested. Going to simmer on this scape for a few days. I might just stick with it for the sake of trying to be different.....lol.
Possible flora: anubias petite (@ base of driftwood), umbrosum & micranthemoides combo (behind driftwood), java moss (growing on branches), some kind of erio (planning on the erio to be the lone star of the plant show, front right corner), and maybe ranunculus papulentus ( spread throughout). Depends on what my LFS has at the time.
Sorry for the phone pic.