Hey Todd that's going to be a nice setup you got. I would ditch the heater with them lights your tank will be around 78-80 with are temps around here
. As for plants I have 3 leaf clovers I would hook you up with I just dumped around 2pounds of it lol grows like crazy with 216w. Btw how far are you from henderson?
Live up on the north side of town, but work near 215 & S. Durango so Henderson isn't far.
I didn't know if this tank would need a heater or not. The 10 gallon one we've had for our son has never had one on it and hasn't ever had a cool temperature problem. Wasn't sure if they're be more evaporation from the larger size causing it to stay a bit cooler. Kinda like the pools here...Everyone from out of town thinks they'd be 100+ degree's in the summer.