I have had "standard" plastic plant filled tanks for 30 years now. The only exception was a 10 gallon in my teens that had various swords in it. Wasnt too bad. I finally have the time and courage to tackle my first fully planted tank.
I have a space limitation so I am going the Fluval route. Why? Because it was a gift
I look forward to spending time here as I spent almost 5 hours last night reading. Good times except I live in acronym hell, until I sort out what it all means I will enjoy the ride
Off to see if my question on a standard light "carpet" plant has been answered