Hi Everyone! If I want to add live plants to my tank, how do I do it? Can I simply purchase them from the pet store, put it in, and that’s it? I have a feeling it’s a lot more complicated than that. But I don’t know where to start. Looking at the thread topics here, it seems like this might be too difficult for me. Please dumb down any advice you have. It all seems like another language. And there are abbreviations that I can’t figure out. So here are my questions: Will plants grow in just plain aquarium gravel? What temperature does the tank need to be kept at? Do you have to add anything different to an aquarium with live plants? Like plant food? Or do they just feed on the bad stuff in the tank? If you do have to add something, what would I need to purchase for this? And can it hurt the fish? Do you need special lighting? I don’t even know what kind I have. I don’t remember. But nothing special or designed for plants, that’s for sure. Do aquariums with plants require more or less light than usual? Do you need to do anything different with live plants (for example, when doing water changes)? Do I need to change the way I have things set up in my tank? Such as filters and air stones? Do fish eat the plants? And if so, is this bad? Pretty clueless here… I have 2 tanks. A 60 gallon with a bunch of live bearers: dalmation mollies and red velvet swordtails. And then a 40 gallon with just one red tail black shark. I’m thinking about getting him tank mates, but not sure what would be a good fit. I keep getting conflicting advice. Anyway, can someone please walk me through how I can add some live plants to my tanks? Which plants do I want to get? And where should I get them? How would you clean underneath them? Or would you not be able to? Another important thing to mention is that my cycle was lost treating the entire 60 gallon with meds. I was told live plants might help me get it back on track. For now, I’m doing large daily water changes until I get my ammonia back to 0. Would live plants be able to tolerate that? And which ones would be best for helping me get my cycle back? Keeping in mind the large and frequent water changes. And it’s fully stocked with fish. Is prime safe to use with plants? Can live plants negatively impact an aquarium in anyway? If so, how? Sorry about all of the questions. I know I asked A LOT. But if you guys could please try to answer them all, I would be very appreciative. I can’t afford any more mistakes. So I want to make sure I have all of the information I need first. And please add anything else important that I forgot to ask. Thank you in advance!