Yes I am having a very tough time. I don't really want to quit plants, but I feel I've wasted so much money on plants and equipment, and I can't get it right. It's been about a year now, so I'm ready to give up. I want my fish to be happy, but I don't want an ugly thing in my living room, ya know?
I actually thought I had easy plants in there. I have Vals, Red Rubin Sword, Java Fern, and Rotala Indica, and something else I can't remember right off the top of my head.
If I can't keep those alive, I doubt I should try anything else. Quite frankly I don't really feel like redoing my tank either.
But on the other hand you have me curious to see how you may help.