I know I am probably not going to be the norm as most people doing NPT's want a natural look. I am venturing into this because I feel it's the best choice for a sorority. I would like to have live plants in all of my 5 gallons and 2 gallons eventually (13 5 gal and 4 2 gal) However, I am still into the idea of having some specific themes and colors for some of my tanks.
So is there any way I can still achieve this with live plants, colored gravel (in some tanks) and still have a healthly NPT? I still want soil in the tanks.