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Yes, it is fine. You do not necessarily have to plant with full on fast growers. But i would start off with 2wpg, then as your plants root bump it up to as much light as you intend to have. It is the best way of going about things IMO. Nothing will grow fast at 2wpg. Including algae. Once the plants are capable of annihilating Ammonium levels, crank the lighting up tp where you want.
 

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I am assuming the stem plants are being sold to you in bunches. That is a lot. I typically will start with 4 bunches of stem plants and maybe 2 types of rosette plants maybe a population of 3-6 and i have not had a problem with algae in any of my 4 recently set up aquariums. I am talking about 70 - 125 gallons aquariums here. 1.94 wpg for the first couple weeks and 2.4 wpg after that. Macros dosed once a week at work and 4 times a week with my personal tanks. Personal tanks typically run in the 3 wpg range

In the past i have had algae problems as Tom knows, but it was not in the beginning stages.
 
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