Much appreciated Greggz.
Here is a list of what I recently added to the tank;
Bacopa caroliniana Pink
Limnophila aromatica Mini
Staurogyne Repens Loose
Ludwigia sp. Super Red
Dwarf Sagittaria Subulata
Red Root Floaters
Dark Red Ludwigia
Also have a big hunk of java moss that I have to trim up every so often.
If stems are a problem for my low tech setup, it seems I have a lot of problems in that list. I looked for low/medium light plants that didn't require CO2. I was going by a sellers description and would look online as well to verify. Currently, just about all new plants appear happy and growing.
I can tell you this, with that mix CO2 would make things much, much easier.
But it can be done. If anyone can help you, I think it would be @Quagulator
His non CO2 tank is one of the best I have seen. Will be watching with great interest to see how things go. Good luck!