Well I came up with an idea to use my black Gravel. I made a little area that no plants will grow in unless I think it does after letting my plants grow in a bit. I made a river shape from the back to the front of the tank and my tetras are enjoying it as I speak. I used stones my manager gave me to try and hide the joining of flourite and Black gravel. That is the background of the tank. Now for the Pros and Cons
Plants have been growing in healthily.
I had gotten Microsword for a foreground.
Fish seem to have more swimming room.
Bought 2 Otos, 1 died the other disappeared.
Had 5 Neon Tetras, now have 4 due to one disappearing.
Had the flourite cloud on me when adding water to my tank after getting everything situated in the order wanted.
Have too much Anachris.
Now the disappearing Fish is a mystery to me. I cant understand where they could have gone. No dead bodies on the floor or in the filter. Another one of lifes mysteries....
Now for whats in my tank:
4 Neon Tetra
Rotala Rotundifolia(maybe sp. green)
Crypt Spiralis(always thought it was balansae but not)
I have a bunch of Anachris(Thanks tpl*co) and will be giving some away at the next SAPS Meeting. I have DIY CO2 and Dose Nitrates, Sulfate, Phosphate. Now for pics:
Full Tank(sort of)
Green Cambomba, Sunset Hygro, and others.
Petite nana on one of the overlooming pieces of driftwood.
Microsword in front right of tank.
Microsword in front left of tank.
Java Moss on another overlooming piece of Drifwood.
Sorry for the long post but thought share my current tank.