I am a first timer and will be starting a 29 gallon planted tank soon. I am not looking to add CO2 at this time, as I would like to start fairly basic. I have been researching different lighting fixtures, bulbs, PAR, etc. I don't have exact plants/fish in mind yet, but will pick out plants that do well in low light.
I have been looking at the Finnex Stingray 30 or possibly the Planted+, but it seems to me that algae could become a problem with the Planted+. I have also been looking at the Coralife dual T5 NO, but read a couple of posts saying this could also cause an algae problem without adding CO2.
I am looking for some suggestions for lighting that could still provide decent growth, without the risk of an algae infestation. I was also wondering if any of the carpeting plants can grow and spread with any of the lighting options you provide without added CO2?
Thank you in advance for your suggestions.