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Newb needs a little advice.

This is going to be my very first planted tank, and I hope it doesn't fail. So far I have a 5.5 gallon bow front, with some gravel that's been cycling for a few months now. It has an 15watt T8 18" Zoomed Florasun tube, and that's about it. What plants would you guys recommend for a low fert, no added CO2 tank? Here's what I've came up with so far:

Flame Moss
Sagittaria Subulata
Hygrophila Difformis

I think I'm going to house shrimp, maybe a couple of guppies. I have hard water, 7.8. Is it ok to house some of the Amazon type plants? Thanks
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Anubius species, Crypts, and Java Fern would also be some options.

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I think mosses would be a good addition to what Dx3Bash mentioned. You can try some of the Rotala plants, but they do better with higher lights but from my experience they will survive and grow slowly in lower lights
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