The tanks community hasn't grown much. Last added was a chocolate BN.
as of now the list looks like this:
4-Bolivian (males I think)
4-Phantom tetras all males (looking to get a dozen females)
12-14- cherry barbs (2 males 12 females)
As for the stem growth, it's been a trim and replant thing. I only have basically 2 stem types in there and both are easy to work with. I wish my cabomba would have done better as it made a good contrast with leaf shapes. The S.Repens has done exceptionally well, as has the A.Reineckii. My crypta are spreading slow but steady.