Hi Matt, welcome to PTforums. Nice to have another michigander....which part? It's a great forums with kind but talented people!
First, before you buy ANY plants just get your equipment and substrate set up. Lighting is a big part, but not the ONLY part! Second....don't buy them! Get them from the swap-n-shop here at PT. Just post in that forum and say you are a plant newb!
You will do okay with 3 - 30 watt bulbs, but kiss nice glosso/riccia foregrounds goodbye. That's not enough light at all for those plants, sorry
. Also, you will *greatly* improve the useable light in the tank by getting some reflectors. What are the bulbs mounted in now? Picture?
If you stick with that amount of light, you can have a gorgeous planted tank and won't have to worry much about fertilization or CO2. Not only that, but you won't have to trim them all the time
. I would suggest Java Fern, Cryptocorynes, Anubias, Ambulia, maybe rotala rotundifolia. As for a low-light ground cover....you can attach (with yarn or fishing line) a bunch of thin-layered java moss to your slate, then lay it flat on the foreground. It takes a while to fill in, but when it does it looks nice.
Oh yea, take the time to read Rex's Guide to Planted Tanks