You must have edited the post then because I can click it now...anyways, I'm well aware of the "rule of thirds" but it's not something I am going to apply to the tank right away. At this point I'm experimenting with a new (to me) lighting system and a fert regime that will take some tweaking. I'm more going to see what all does well and then go from there. I'm not too concerned with creating a perfect aquascape...I just want some healthy plants and a full tank.
As for the glut...may try it in the future, but given the tank size I am perfectly fine going the Excel route right now. Thanks for the mixing link though, will take that into consideration in the future.