Returning hobbyist - Low-tech lighting
I've been out of the hobby for a few years now, and feel it's time to get my fingers wet again. While many things have changed, I still have a hard time getting lighting figured out.
I'm looking to set up a small (~5gal) low-tech tank. I plan to set up with a soil layer capped with gravel, low to moderate lighting, light bioload, very densely planted, and minimal equipment/maintenance.
My go-to plants in these setups are usually C. wendtii, duckweed, Bacopa, Hygrophila difformis, Blyxa japonica, and maybe some moss or anubias.
Kits with LED lights are new to me, but I like the overall aesthetic of the Fluval kits I'm seeing. How do kits like the Fluval Spec V fare as low-tech setups? Would I find the stock LEDs in these kits meet my needs? Can anyone recommend a few ~5gal kits that wont require mods/part swaps for what I'm aiming to achieve?
Or am I better off buying the tank and light separately? In which case, what fixtures should I be looking at for this sort of setup, and how do I go about matching them to the height of whatever tank I end up with?
LED is preferred, as the low profile is sort of important to me.
If no good options exist at a ~5gal size, I may entertain the idea of going up to ~15gal.
I really want to keep things simple and enjoyable to start with, and I have a habit of setting myself up for failure with lighting that's either overpowered, underpowered, or on a dimmer but I have no idea where to set it at. *sigh*