How bout Hygrophilia species, Bacopa species, Ludwigia etc, any fast growing stems initially would be good...you can always take out what you don't want later when the tank is established but initially I'd pack the tank with fast growing stems to suck up nutrients
I hate to tell you but your not going to avoid algae...I think you have to learn to control it and in a high light set-up like you are talking a crew of algae eating fish/shrimp etc will be crucial.
as far as a Canister filter...I'd go with an Eheim Classic or the Pro...I personally have a 2026 on my 54 gal and I love it...I've also used Fluval, Marineland etc...I'm sure someone else will have a differing opinion...but out of all of them I've found the Eheim to be the quietest and most reliable...but I'd still by a Fluval or others if the price was right.
I'd go with a Sumo Regulator...http://www.sumoregulator.com/
Great guys who make a bomb proof regulator at a great price...I have a Premier Regulator with the Ideal needle valve and I love it...
Substrate...thats up to you
You could go Eco Compete, Aqua Soil, Flourite etc. if you want to spend the money or you could use Schultz Aquatic Soil from Home Depot or Lowes which runs about $6.00 for a 10lb. bag. I'd say 4 bags would be plenty.
Just do your research and plan it out!!!
Most of all have fun and good luck!!!