Saw a gorgeous tank w/Neon Tetras & had to find out more. Love the background of these piece of art: Aqua Bonsai is a creative living art of micro aqua landscape in a vase or container with an abundance of aquatic plants. By using the natural ecosystem to maintain its life, it shows the harmony of living things. No air pump needed as the plants give off oxygen- it's just so peaceful! aquabonzai.com
Surface aquarium plants are particularly useful: They leach nitrates (fish waste) directly from the water column via their beautiful trailing root systems, and they provide a sense of safety and shelter for your fish. But beware placing them in aquariums with a H.O.B. filter, as the strong downward current created by the water flow will continually drag surface plants down, damaging their roots and eventually killing them.