I had no idea you didn't need to vacuum much on gravel planted tanks. I had always been hearing it was very important to stir it up and get out all the junk in there.
I have a bunch of different lights of the correct color temp now, each a little different--So I can change out if it's too powerful, not powerful enough, etc! :)
I don't plan to stock the tank for a few months really, just so I can get some practice having a planted tank. But it really depends on how quickly I get the hang of it and how soon until the tank seems stable.
Here are some examples of how much I want it planted
And I would like some floating plants, but I haven't figured out which ones I want yet. I know some are smaller and some are bigger, I guess I don't care either way, but I'd like it to look pretty nice. I don't care if it starts to overtake the tank, I can just scoop it out and deal with it later. There are a lot of aquarium people near me who would enjoy more plants in their tanks.
Where can I go to read and learn more? I still feel like I know next to nothing about how to set one up.