new to planted tanks--need some ideas
I've just decided to put a 12g planted tank at my desk at work. I've been doing reef tanks for a few years now, so I have a pretty good knowledge of aquarium basics. However, this will be a big change for me in that I won't have fancy equipment as this is just going to be a desktop tank. My current reef tank has 846W of MH lighting, chillers, self cleaning filters, and, believe it or not, a modified dialysis machine for filtration. My desktop is going to be a basic Aquapod 12g with 64W of PC lights and that's about it, so it's a huge change for me.
My question is a pretty broad one as, again, I'm new to this aspect of aquariums. Does anyone have a good recommendation for plants and fish that would be low on maintainance but great on looks? I know that the two do not go together with reef tanks, but I'm hoping that this will be a little easier to grasp.