What kind of lights you need are dependent on what kind of tank you want. A high light aquarium requires CO2 injection and regular fertilization. A low light aquarium does not require co2, and very little fertilization, but there are fewer plants that will live in a low light aquarium.
Standard 10 Gallon (20 x12x12).
Low tech, Sand substrate.
Eheim 2211, and Aqueon Quietflow 10.
Finnex Stingray LED, 20" above substrate
Anubias, Narrow leaf Hygro, Christmas moss.
8 Kubotai Rasboras, 2 amano's and 6 Blue Neocardia shrimp.