i have a 20g long that soon i will be turning into a hillstream loach river tank. i will be using small river rocks for substrate, with larger river rocks for hardscape. i do not want it fully/heavily planted like my other sand-bottom tanks, but i definately have to have plants. i wanted it to be rather low-light. perhaps only 30-45 watts (i have three 18" light strips lying around with no tanks to put them on)
i like the look of vals floating across the top/back of the tank, and was thinking if i put the powerhead towards the middle, if i could achieve that look with vals and low light?
what other plants would be good for a tank like that? java fern and anubias obviously, but anything else?