I am waiting for my tank to cycle, maybe not a good time to ask, but....even my old man used to have 2 tanks (50 and 55), both with live plants, and he suggests the same for my 30. Thing is, its been over 20 years for him, and I am completely new to fish keeping. my gravel is just pebbles...normal hood, power filter, airstone of some sort, whisper 30-60 heater (overkill for a 30 I'm told, but it still will work right? lol). I am cycling without fish also....anyhow....if I want real plants, what do I need....where do I start....which plants are ideal....etc....basically, where I can pull some info about the whole ordeal? Any info is appreciated.