I agree with this. It is important, also, for a low tech to be even more heavily planted from the beginning because of the slow growth. Get plenty of anubias and different types of java ferns. Plenty of moss. I love low tech tanks, so easy and stress free.
Yeah, I just increased the duration from 8 to 10 hours the other day. I am thinking about adding some more anubias. I really like the way they look. As far as java fern, at first I wa son the fence, but I think I will go ahead and get some to add and tie onto my driftwood. If there is no need for more light, then I will jst keep everything the way it is, and see how everything progresses.
55 Gallon Planted
3 GBR, 2 Bolivian Rams, 1 Juvenile Super Red BN Plecos, 9 Oto Catfish, 9 Bloodfin Tetras
Rotala Indica, Cardamine, Crypt Spiralis, Pygmy Chain Swords, Dwarf Sag, Lutea Crypt, Wendtti Bronze and Red, and Floating Frogbit