I thought this would be a fun challenge, but it's turning out to be a bit too tedius... I also had a revelation.
The challenge to build a planted tank with the same feel as japanese professionals....
Can I grow plants as healthy as the pros, and use low-tech?
absolutely, with a couple substitutions.
Can I photograph as well as the professionals?
Can I aquascape as well as them with my very first project?
I'm still going to try, but meh.