i absolutely agree! I actually just received my plants yesterday from Singapore, bought them off eBay. This is my first attempt at Planted, and set up a nice little DIY Co2
that began working overnight.
In my 55 gallon, I got nine Echinodorus Amazonicus, three Cryptocoryne Beketti, three Anubias Eyes, one Java Fern, one Philippine Fern and a patch of Weeping Moss. I potted all the plants in Grodan and little pots because I'm undecided on where in the tank they will go and tied the moss to my driftwood. The potted plants were mainly just stems, and i figured it would take a while for them to get used to the tank and start growing. When I woke up this morning I was shocked to see they already grew 1/4 to 1/2 an inch and leaves starting to open!!
In the beginning I didn't know how I'd like a planted tank, but as of this morning I'm completely sold and absolutely love watching them!! Actually as soon as I finish typing this, I'm going to use a marker and draw a height line on the glass to see how much they grow in a 24hr period, 72hr period, a week etc... Can not wait to see how rapid the growth rate is since they are already taking off!
16 plants may have been a little overkill, but with it being my first attempt I figured I may lose a few before getting the science down correctly but so far so good and I couldn't be happier!
Good Luck with all your growing!