This is my 1st tank so its my 1st time learning to aquascape , and ive seen alot of pictures done a little bit of research and i find that aquascaping gives the aquarium a more natural look whereas now my tank looks like a kiddy tank with just deco and no plants . The dimension of my tank is 40cmx25cmx26cm ( 26L ) . Currently having a HOB filter and a HOB lamp ( 6700k fluorescent lamp 14 watt ) Having mini pebbles as gravel right now and will soon change to soil gravel ( the ones that looked like gravel but will break into soil once squeezed ) Housing 2 platys right now . I want my tank to have a dark look so that from afar the fish will shine brighter . And i will appreciate if you guys could gimme some tips and give me some examples of a layout . Im planning to use maybe java moss , anubias , java fern , dwarf hairgrass , hornwort , cacomba . The only problem i have is my light , i dont think i have enough wattage for some plants so I need to knw whether i have enough or not and I could get fluorish excel if its really needed . I just want a peaceful looking tank maybe plants at the side and some space in the middle but i dont want the sides to be very crowded i want some space for my fish to swim around and explore + release stress .