THis is gonna be really cool. It already looks great.
I really like the idea of an artistically-rendered setup that showcases a cool fish--you don't see that very often. I can't wait the see that big gang of plecos in there.
My other tanks also incorporate my love of the plecos.
I have 11 lepoard frogs in the Brass tetra tank, I chose very old bald cypress, then made natural looking caves for each of them.
I've had to redo my 180, damn plecos keep attacking HC, cannot grow it no matter what, they maul it.
All is not lost, I added a large pleco cave in the rear.
Am experimenting with several different foreground plants.
Downoi works very well, Blyxa, but it's too tall for a foreground really.
Dwarf hygros, Stauryogone etc round leaf is very nice, Tennellus is fine if you get it going well prior to adding them. Anubias petite works well and looks good contrasted against Blyxa.
HC/Gloss/Utric/E triandra all have met painful deaths no matter how hard. Without the fish, they do well and grow in, as soon as I add them back, the mauling begins.
Riccia/moss got mauled.
Most of my tanks are fish based, not plant based.
Catfish, followed by behavior are king.
For the ADA 60p, I want to keep with the smaller tank theme and use the HC to tie the Narrow leaf emergent water sprite into a mat, with Anubias petite and perhaps a few other species. I'll just spray them rather than add ferts to the water column(fertigation). Nutrients will be kept to a min in the water, high O2, current etc, but still many benefits from plants and nice look when you walk into the house.
By using small leaves/dainty fronds, it makes the eye focus closer and look into the small scene.
Zebras are not large fish, mine are total piggies, so they will get good size in a year or so. I feed mostly a stick based fed and then frozen brine and baby live brine.
Thinking about cherry shrimp but they tend not to eat them, and the shrimp might go after the Zebra fry. CRS also, this tank would make an excellent system for them.
Too bad I like these fish a lot more than any invert.