That looks great, doesn't it!? I've seen that thread before, that's how I know it can be done. However, that guy has more lighting and a CO2 unit. I'm going the low light route and no CO2. I'm also going to use a sand substrate. I know this limits my options, but I'll get it done, and the right way too.
Any further advice from you is appreciated. I've seen your tanks, and they look great.