thankyou both for taking the time to offer your experience to give me advice!
i am of course going to spend a lot of time on the aquascaping part of this my new fishtank project - i'm going to a members' meeting at the nearest aquaristic society this wednesday (i haven't been there for a while, so it'll be good to see everybody again!
), and one of the members is a dutch (sic!) guy who's VERY knowledgeable when it comes to aquatic plants - in fact, i don't think he keeps any fish, because he's "only" interested in the plants!
i'm hoping to be able to buy most of my plants from him.
as for the lighting: i've looked online at the various "fishtank stuff" webshops in sweden, and it seems that there are VERY few t5 lights and holders (forgive me for not knowing enough "aquarium english") that are below 30 watts, while being of the length i need.
maybe i could have just ONE tube with around 40 watts.?
i *do* of course want what's best for the chocs i'm going to be bringing home - i want them to be healthy, happy and absolutely GORGEOUS (in that order!