Most of those foreground plants need medium light and should have a source of CO2. Banana plants should have medium light to do better, but some keep it in low light. Never buy one that has mold or fungus already on it, if all them do don't buy.
I would recommend dwarf sag as a foreground as it will do great in low light and in high light. Dwarf hairgrass needs CO2 and medium light, dwarf baby tears, medium light and CO2, they grow super slow in low light, they should be growing so much for every other week trims. Also sag is so much cheaper than the others.
Crypts also get big, usually would be used as a mid-background plant. My avatar has crypts in the front, that is because I need a plant that will break up the tank for the girls, but open enough to allow my other fish room. Crypts also do good in low light as well though.
15 Gallon NPT
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Last edited by kfryman; 09-23-2012 at 01:22 PM.