I'm doing a mix of real and silk plants.
IMO, the silk plants look much more full and beautiful than the real plants. The silk plants I got look real, too. But the live plants of course have some benefit, so I'm keeping both.
Now I'm thinking of doing anubias and silk plants with a white sand bottom with driftwood with my java moss tied to it. I found a filter media that supposedly removes the stuff causing diatoms in my tap, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed it works (being tested in my saltwater tank)
Neon already fell asleep on the silk plants! Here are some pictures!