Planted tank... still feels like it's missing something
So I redid one of my boys tanks. I'm not sure if he likes it yet. He's confused as heck. But I know he will benefit from it. Going to use a plain desk lamp with a 6500k CFL bulb. Planning 8-10 hours a day.
It's got a few anubis, a large bundle of crypts (a mini one, or so I hope it stays!), a banana plant that will not stay anchored without burying it, and a bundle of stems that I'm not sure exactly what. They look sorta like bacopa.
Yes a nice start live plants are the best thing you can do for your fish. I would add like a cave decoration on one side or something he can explore down at the bottom of his home. Just make sure any openings are big enough so he doesnt get stuck.
Remember the Light at the end of the tunnel may be You.
If it were me, I'd probably arrange the plants so they create a kind of sloping appearance rather than scattered about and add some rosette plants or grass, but that's just personal preference. I do agree with moving the columns off-center though. The driftwood and moss idea sounds great!