I used to be on the AFM Magazine forum, that's where my swords monkier was born. I was into Amazon sword plants at the time I registered. I don't even know if that forum is still online but there was a bunch of good folks who helped me be successful at setting up and keeping the Japanese style planted aquariums I was in love with at the time and filled my condo with.
On occasion I want to go back and setup a manicured planted tank again but I haven't done so yet. I did even buy a TOMs hang on mini-canister filter a year ago or so that would work great for a densely planted - sparsely inhabited 40 gallon breeder.