Big update so bare with me.
Firstly after talking to some people at Aquascape.info it became clear to me that putting that wood right in the middle of the tank is a bad idea. I went with their suggestion to move it in front of the filter/bubbler to try to hide it.
Tweaked a few more things...I know that the mat with the Water Sprite, Riccia, and Java Moss probably should be up against the glass for visual flow but I really don't want to put it there. What ends up happening is the Water Sprite ends up stuck on the glass and doesn't grow the way I want it. When it fills in the thing should look better.
That out of the way my Gouramis are being interesting. Originally when I got my two moonlights they both looked pretty much the same. They were silver/white. After a while they both began to develop a black bar and a spot. Also one began to develop a red/orange coloration in his feelers. Since then the one with the orange fellers has lost his spot and bar, and his belly and underfin is turning orange. Everything I have read points to this being breeding colors?
That leaves me to wonder then if the other moonlight is female, and if so does she just gain a bar and a spot and it doesn't go further than that? I've tried looking up why they develop the bar/spot but I don't find much other than some people think it is tied into breeding.
Enjoy a short video of the gouramis and the nest:
Lastly something cute for those of you who love loaches I have video of the smallest one out and foraging: