Wow, thanks. I appreciate the time it took you to do that. I know the general rule is not to place the focal point in the center, I almost couldn't avoid it with the placement of the other stones to keep it an odd number of stones. I actually have a HUGE amazon sword (I think it is) in my 29gal tall, it's about as old as my dwarf gourami (aprox. 3 years old) unfortunately it would not even come close to fitting in this tank. I might be able to take a single leaf from it and root it in, but I don't know if I have any single leafs that are short enough. Honestly before I add any other plants to the tank, I want the ones I have to grow. That way I get a feel for the final look of what the aquascape will look like and I can leave some grasses taller in the back and shorter in the front. But what plant would you recommend for my tank? AS far as the background goes, I have a cut piece of black background for this tank, I just haven't taped it on yet. I see you put a little rotate on the main rock (I'm a graphic design student, I notice the tiny changes lol) to give it a more angular look, I like that. I think before I move anything I want to examine all of my options. I also don't have anymore substrate that is this black and would fit into this tank, so I would have to buy a whole nother bag ($20+ and money is very very tight the rest of the month) Keith, what do you think of my new stones? Not black, but I think they are better than the yellow/brown ones! I have read that people get algae bursts quite often with newer tanks, and I haven't seen any in my tank since I've started it up. The only algae I have was from when my tank was set up a couple years ago (massive neglect to this tank since it was in a mostly unused room). It might have something to do with the fact that I always throw a couple of tiny snails into a new tank to keep the glass crystal clear.