i've been doing planted tanks for about 2 years now
and the first 6 months was a real pain in the neck.
i listend to pet stores and all there feedback got me now where.
dano is right on the money do all the homework you can ,
online and on the forums ecspecially.
if ya gonna go planted ,do it right the first time.
start with low light plants.
buy some flourite or eco-complete
and buy the right light,i reccomend double bulb t-5 NO 20".
alot of fish nibble on plants,so you have to make sure your fish are plant safe.
say tomorrow you buy all the stuff you need,
you will still have issue with algea and plants not looking so hot.
but with the forums at your fingertips anything is possible
Dano sounds like he knows his stuff .
if a planted tank was so easy it wouldnt be fun.
ill tell you what "im hooked"