Setup can be a pain, but after a month or so it gets easier as that is when water changes isn't as much. There are two main things you should always have with plants in my eyes, good substrate (soil, stratum, roottabs, flourite) and the right light. The second thing would be a good comprehensive fert. I am a major fan of Seachem products and one of the best liquid ferts would be Seachem Flourish.
15 Gallon NPT
1g no tech bowl in the making