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I use two 13w spiral bulbs on a 2.5 gallon tank without any circulation. Algae isn't such a large problem. I keep the tank full of plants and change 100% of the water once a week. It has developed quite a population of small creatures. Bacteria blooms are at times a problem. I add very small amounts of nutrients a couple times a week. Tanks like this can easily fail. Fish make them very difficult to maintain.

Of the plants you list I find dwarf sag and lilaeopsis to be the easiest in non co2 tanks. Though I have grown some eleocharis, I think it needs a lot of light.
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