Thanks everybody, I owe Byron and other's many thanks for their help with the planted tank.
Have grown lot's of plant's in pot's for placement in tanks with large cichlids that like to dig like the green terror, but never a full planted tank.
Could not have done it without reading several times,,,the info provided by Byron as well as help i received on other forums as well.
I do indeed sit in front of the tanks for hours on end and it brings me serenity.
The Green terror was a rescue fish six months ago that was in very poor shape. Lot's of qualty food with large water changes and he came around quite quickly.