Ok, so thanks to everyone here who has a planted Aquarium and an especially big thanks to @jhigg008 for sharing his stand build ((discovered my wifes biggest complaint for a bigger tank was the expense of building a new stand, and since this tank is also for my 3 year old, we need a stand that will be low enough for her to enjoy it too)), I finally have my wife convinced we need a tank larger than a 20 long to replace the 10 gal we have right now... Still figuring out exactly what but will most likely be at least a 30 long.. She wants enough room for plants to "fill out" So looking for advice on lighting and plants. I know lighting is a big part of growing but like LED lights and soo many people are saying that LED lights won't even grow low light and can't seem to find a good light fixture that will likely grow plants well. So a little info I know about the tank. 1) Will be doing black sand And here are the fish I'm thinking of putting in it... 20 Neon Tetras 20 Zebra Danios/Glofish ((probably do a mixed school since my daughter loves her pink fishes and wants purple ones but loves her "zebra fish")) 12 Albino Corys 10 Ghost Shrimp or Amano Shrimp ((not sure how these will do with the Corys)) Since my wife is going to be the one taking care of the plants, I'm not worried about my black thumb. She can save almost any plant I touch.. I have seen the large schools of neons and of zebra danios and think they look cool actually schooling aroudn the tank.