Originally Posted by Lumpy
IIRC, I have 2 Amazon Swords, Anubias (Nana and Petite), Crested Java Fern, Cryptocoryne (Wendtii and Spiralis), and Water Wisteria. In the video, you will notice 2 purple plants, (left-rear), 2 large plants, (center and right-rear), and a burgundy plant, (left-front) - those are plastic. I have since removed all of my fake plants.
Duh, I saw the crypt wendtii, don't know why I didn't mention them (since I have dozens of them). You'll like those - you carefully place them where you want them and a couple weeks later, a whole new plant springs up out of the gravel, 6 inches away.
I guess what I'm trying to get at is don't get "set" on your layout. It's going to change because live plants won't ever do what YOU want them to do. Once you accept that fact, it gets a lot easier (not being OCD like I am helps too!).