It's good to vent, but remember that it could always be worse. Get a few fire reds to replace the cherries and consider it trading up!!
I think it's more of a personal taste/preference and what looks good to you given the rest of the tank.I am looking for a nice foreground that works well with Eco-complete. I ended up removing most of my HC. It is super hard to get it to stay in. Any suggestions. Glosso?