I was about to post this in the lighting forum, but since the post is really about my plants, decided to post it here instead. I apologize in advance if it's still in the wrong place! I also apologize for the length of the post, lol. Well, chalk it up to not researching QUITE enough. I've recently added a few new plants to my 55G planted talk, and would say it's pretty well planted at this point. I've got black flourite sand mixed with pool filter sand, mixed at about a 3:1 ratio, only because I love how it looks. I've got the tank a little overstocked but I'm not worried about it too much, since I do two weekly water changes. I've got Amazonian Swords planted, Rotala Rondifulia (I'm sure that's mis-spelled, I was told at first it was Rotala Indica but learned that's not quite correct), two Anubias on driftwood, a bit of Java Moss that I bought as two floating moss balls but cut apart and tied to various bits of driftwood. I've also got Wisteria and Water Sprite, both of which are growing quite well. The Wisteria had wide, flat, barely serrated leaves for a while, but I recently upgraded the lighting fixture from a "standard aquarium hood," to a 108w T5 fixture, and the leaves have started growing into a lovely, spiney type shape. Really cool. Oh! I'm also running a two, 3L bottle DIY CO2 system in and out of the Cascade 1000 filter I'm running on the tank. Now the sad part: I also have some HC (Dwarf baby Tears) "planted," and either I did a terrible job seperating it from the wool it came planted in, and an equally bad job planting the tiny bits I seperated it into, or I just don't have enough lighting. Although the bits of HC are growing UP, as in a bit taller, they're not quite spreading themselves out too much. I'm really, REALLY going for a lush, full, carpeted look in the aquarium, so if something else has to go for me to achieve that, then I'll make necessary sacrifices and move a couple plants to another aquarium if I have to. I've read that HC doesn't grow laterally very well without a relatively high WPG, which mine is sitting pretty squarely on 2 wpg. Should I upgrade my lighting fixture to something a little more beefy? Or am I just freaking out over nothing and I'll eventually have lush plants with the current lighting and CO2 system I'm using? If I DO upgrade, I'm looking at something like the 48" Coralife fixture that runs at about 260w. Is that too much WPG for my current tank/plants? I'm worried I'll be struggling to juggle the right amount of lighting with so much WPG, since I've read things like Anubias and the moss prefer lower lighting... Any suggestions, thoughts or advice to offer? Thanks a lot, guys!