Truthfully Id really like to push it and try out Serpae, they offer such awesome contrast to the wood and Vals...it would be worth the risk if it worked. I also have the means to remove the tetras should things not work out. I am doing some additional research from others who have had success with Serpae and Discus.

I will be picking my sand up hopefully the end of the week, then the tank will be flooded by next weekend. I will possibly plant over the weekend as well...fish to be added soon after with seeded media of course.