Here's my half-done tank. I replaced half of the sand with the white gravel which conveniently has pinkish hues which pick up on Victor's color. Since Edelweiss is light in color her side is going to be a dark gravel that has the same pinkish hues to pick up on her pink spots. The gravel is all natural rocks, just in diff colors.
Actually, the sand looks a lot better in pics than real life...it is actually covered in algae and looks like crap which is why I replaced it.
The tank is no where done. I'm getting some nice driftwood as well as more silk plants...some nice ones that accent the colors that I'm going with. Victor seems to like the tank though - he built a new bubblenest right after I finished :)
And yes, I know it's not the traditional black gravel, black background theme but I think it looks better in this tank in real life and lets me see my fish better. More pics to come when it is finished...it's really not anywhere near what it's going to look like now.