I have 2 Fluval 13 watt lights over my Ebi, which is ~8 gallons. I'm honestly not sure of the Kelvin, I'm assuming 6500k as the light is made for plant growth. I planted yesterday afternoon into the night, and then finished up mid morning along with an approximate 50% water change (which cleared things up a lot). I think visibility went from ~50% to 80%. I'm planning on doing another 50% change tomorrow.
As for photoperiod, since I just planted yesterday, I don't really have a schedule yet. I had some clippings of plants that arrived before the tank was ready to plant, I put them in a clear glass bowl filled with water in my sun room, so the plants got sun all day.
I have the plants in Fluval Shrimp Stratum, probably 1 1/2 inch depth at its shallowest, 2 1/2 inch at the deepest.
As for plants, geez, let me think. I know I have purple and green cabomba, arachnis, dwarf lily bulb, little bits of duckweed, water sprite, cryptocoryne wendtii 'red', cryptocoryne parva, cryptocoryne retrospiralis, and a few little bits of microsword. I think I have one stem of something I don't recognize as well.
The Cabomba looks decent, arachnis is iffy, dwarf lily's leaves are curled and look in pretty bad shape, duckweed is growing like crazy already, water sprite doesn't look very good...has some browning/clear areas, the wendtii looks decent, and the retrospiralis may or may not be doing well. It looks kind of brownish but it also looks like it does in most of the pictures I've found. The parva looks the best out of everything I think. Very nice and green.
I dosed with Florish and Excel a few hours ago. When I watch closely I see a bubble or two rise from the plants and go to the surface, I believe it is called pearling and that is a good sign?
It didn't help that the styrofoam bg on my Ebi popped up out of the water last night and disrupted a lot of my plants so I had to re-plant them.