They are very interesting and beautiful and no two tanks are the same. you can have just a few leafs and pods or you can go all in like I have. I will say tinted, botanical type tanks are just like getting the MTS once you start you can not go back.....lol.

Just be prepared to have bits and pieces floating through your water. I can tell a big difference when all the bottom feeders are foraging for a snack in the botanicals. I must pont out that I do not use any machanical media. only bio media, I am soon going to be adding a peat to the filter to help keep the tint where I want it and to see what kind of affect it has on my PH.