A few questions....
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I agree with T. Why put a mechanical device UNDER the substrate?! Do you really want to take it out one day to repair/replace it? What about the maintenance required for it vs. a HOB? And I agree about keeping the crud inside your tank vs. outside your tank. A HOB or canister is the way to go. So is Java Moss.
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I also vote no on the under gravel filter. I hate those things! And they are especially bad for plants. Having air circulate past their roots is not a good thing. Not sure if an undergravel heater would be necessary. I think most plants aren't THAT picky about their temp as long as it is normal room temperature.