@fishykid - I live off Avent Ferry in S. raleigh. We were less than a mile from some of the tornado damage. I would say if you are close, we had a lighting strike that popped near us in someone's backyard. Holy smokes it was loud.
I'm also really not picky as far as plants go. I have a Low Light (currently) 55 gal, with a larger aggregate, 2x DIY Co2 that are around 90% efficient.
I'm hoping a guy in N . Raleigh is going to show me his DIY Led towards the end of this month, early next. He was preparing for a build and invited me to watch and learn how the does the electrical piece. That feels a bit over my head but maybe not after I see it first hand.
I have 2 Ocelot Swords, 2 Amazon Swords, some dwarf baby tears(that are stagnant until I get some better aggregate or more light), water fern, Fanwort, and some grass that's growing like it's on crack. I have to double check with my LFS on the exact species but it's 2 feet tall, at least and shoot out runners under and over the gravel at least once a week to start a new shoot.
I'd love to fill it up with whatever you guys have cuttings of. I'm not picky until I get something really established. I want to get comfortable first.
I dose fert (excel and tabs) and I'll upgrade lighting on the next couple months when I figure what to do.