I love this idea! Growing plants is one of my bigger hobbies, but as a noob to planted aquaria, seeing what kinds of plants work well and what kind of care they need would be very helpful and interesting!
This is my lil' guy. He is in a nice critter keeper with aquarium marbles as the substrate and two soft plants to hide in which look like the ocean. I got this little guy as a baby and now he is a beautiful adult male.
*High five self!* I just took this photo blind! My screen is shot on my iPhone but everything works(I think) I told Siri to go to the Camara and then I pointed and guessed at where the photo button was then plugged it into my computer. Not bad haha. Anyway this is my 4yr old daughters Betta named Wally in his home. She designed the layout and I must say he does like it. I actually have a little fish envy of her fish.
(this tank pic shows the tank but doesn't do Wally justice.. I'll have to get a good shot of him close up soon)