Can I give you a few tips? If you're using gravel, get pea-sized grave, like 1-3 mm, so the plants can easily get their roots in. But, a lot of people prefer sand, play sand or black sand, which is preferred. Play sand is light-colored. Byron has experience with this stuff. You may want to ask him if there is a good book on planted tanks. Also, Google.
Make sure your lights are bright enough, but not too bright. I definitely like to see a shadow on the substrate.
Stock fish lightly. I worried about there being enough plants to do their job, but I've seen lots of tanks planted very sparsely.
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MY TANK: Planted 10g; 2 x 10W CFL; Fluval U2 internal filter; MGOCPM/black sand cap
A Silent Cycled Tank
started April 18, 2012