Hello all, Very excited to start my very 1st fishtopia!!! Set my 55 gallon tank up yesterday and took my first water readings today. My goal is to add freshwater plants and fish. With gravel I'm assuming plants are going to be a little difficult but from what I have read it can be done. I'd like to carpet the bottom with Monte Carlo (don't know the scientific name off hand), but I'm not sure how well cleanings would do since I need to develope a good rooting system. I don't plan on adding fish for a couple few months until I get a good start on my plants. I want happy with plenty of places to hide and roam. I want to replace the plastic plants with live plants but unsure of what would grow really well given the gravel for substrate. Any advice is welcome just be friendly as I am new and super excited!!