I just don't really see the point, once my carpet fills in I'll never see it. True it will look a bit better until then, but not enough to really justify it. Maybe on a future tank.
I think for plants I've basically chosen a background of a mixed Riccia and DHG carpet. I love the fact that I will be able to manipulate the Riccia's shape very precisely. Now my problem is I can't find anywhere to buy these plants! Any suggestions?