Yep, given your goal(always state this upfront), the advice is pretty much what you are looking for.
You may consider a fairly healthy fish load, you can do water changes as often as you'd like here, so that will not be an issue nor algae, as the Excel is pretty good at low level algae issues.
Also, algae eaters are good to have in such tanks, they do a lot more work per critter than in high light tanks as the algae grows slower. And they turn algae into plant ferts.
Match up a good algae eater group with your fish stocking load/plan.
also, add as many plants from day one as you can, do not wait for the plants to "grow in".
That along with regular water changes will keep things running well.
You can get away with fewer water changes later on.........when things are well grown in and established.
Just like a newly planted garden, lawn or ag field... you have to keep up on the care and weeding the first while.