I am contemplating setting up a 10 gallon planted tank ~ been out of the hobby for quite awhile, and the empty aquariums in the garage and basement are calling to me (I'm sure plenty of fellow forum members know the feeling).
I am basically thinking low tech, and I have decent lights: old coralife fixture with a 28 watt lamp, and standard t-8 strip light for a 10 gallon are available~ just need new bulbs. They fit over one tank ~ I've used both before on a single system.
What plants would all you experienced planted tank enthusiasts recommend for a 10 gallon with this light that won't completely outgrow the tank? I am fine with regularly trimming them, but need things that are reasonably sized, or dwarf versions of standard varieties. I don't want it to look like aquatic equivalent of an adult sitting at the kiddie table ~ been down that route before.
Any thoughts on plant selection (or links to relevant old threads) would be greatly appreciated.