Ficus repens usually does real well in vivs, there is a curly leaf form I've seen in Home Depot as well. It will cover your background eventually. I planted it outside my old place and it took over the outside wall, you can't kill it, you can't get rid of it
How do they grow though? as runners, or bunch, or what? I am looking for almost a ground cover type. I am trying to come up with a idea for my future fant tank and want to mostly leafy plants, but want a couple that grow fast. I have a couple in the tank already, but plan to get some more at IAD.
Kyle, you can see a good detail of the leaves here:
It is the plant on the back wall, you can see 2 runners running up the back wall, but you can see it also started to cover the upper log too. I won't use this in any tanks anymore because with the compacts this plant had to be cut back every 2 weeks.