Hastifolia is one of the best plants around!
Here is a work in progress, the tank has only been set up a few months so I have a long way to go. But I like the slow, low tech process the best
125g with a 4' shop light, a Home Depot diamond plate fixture with a 6500 and a 6700 - it has a great reflector. Marineland Emperor 400 HOB and a large 19" x 22" Hamburg Mattenfilter on the left side. Fish are 10 Buenos Aires Tetras, 18 Columbian Tetras, 5 Blue Tetras, 5 Harlequin Rasboras, 4 Black Neons, and 1 Green Cory.
It's a dirt tank, and the cap is natural tumbled rock & gravel from a big creek here in the Appalachians.
Plants are a constant experiment - to find some that my Buenos Aires and Columbians won't eat - they are notorious plant eaters, but they are also two of my most favorite fish, so they come first, the plant selection follows.
So far, safe plants in the tank are java fern and narrow leaf java fern, various crypts and anubias, Brazilian Pennywort, bolbitis, kleiner swords, hygro kompact, crinum and vals.