Thanks for the replies! Didn't realize the site was down yesterday, but I guess everyone was having some of the same problems.
I am going to skip the substrate and spend that on plants since I already laid the money aside. I really appreciate the recommendations on my list. I will address them really quickly.
I would really like to keep one species of fast growing stem plant. Like I said, I wouldn't mind trimming down the tank every two weeks or so, but I certainly wouldn't want something that would get out of control, though. I guess under your recommendation I'll go ahead and remove Wisteria from the cart.
I thought that you were saying that the dwarf Sagi is imported and not native to Asia? I wouldn't mind getting some, but I do want this to remain a small, densely planted Asian Biotype. Are Pygmy Chains Asian also? I was thinking for sure that those were SA.
The water sprite species is Ceratopteris thalictroides
. Are you familiar with the characteristics of this particular species?
Also, I'm dropping the Giant Hygro. :)
Thank you so much Byron! Your advice is invaluable!