Hey - welcome to planted tank! Glad to see you made it over here!
Yeah, unfortunately that tall grass in the back is Acorus sp.
which isn't aquatic, but get a nice pot and some potting soil and it'll make a great houseplant. Isn't it evil of the LFSs to do those things?
The one on the left looks like it may be an Anubias? Are the leaves arrow-head shapped or round, it's hard to tell.
LOVE YOUR FISH! My favorites!!! You won't need a heater for those guys, they don't mind the water being cooler.
You mentioned that the plants you like aren't available locally - well... I don't have dwarf hairgrass or riccia anymore... but I'm sure you can find them on the Swap and Shop section of this forum. Post a "wanted to buy" add. I highly recommend it, most of the time you get twice the quality and quantity at half the price. If you're coming to the December 6th CCAC meeting I can bring you some weeds to pack in there - not hairgrass, but I have Helanthium bolivianum
(being sold in the club as pygmy chain sword) and Sagittaria subulata
, lots of moss, Brazillian pennywort, and a whole bunch of various floaters. I could probably dig up some java fern or crypts if you're interested too.
Pack it as full of plants as you can to start off with, that will save you headache and heartache in the future. More plants tends to mean less algae, as long as everything else stays in check.
Some claim that the actinic bulbs do nothing for plants and can even contribute to algae growth. See if it works for you, but if you have troubles you may want to only burn the 6700/10000K bulb, or go ahead and replace the actinic.
Good luck! You're off to a great start!