I know you need a plant friendly substrate, and about 15w (6500k) of lighting. Anubias, java moss, amazon sword, cambomba, and amazon frog it are probably what I'll be putting it. I won't be putting any extra co2
in, but will have either some fertilizer or nutrient tabs.
Pretty much establish the tank with seeding from my 40 gallon, then put the plants in, then the fish
you can do the same or similar if you like. It's quite simple and beautiful. Will brighten up any dorm, or apartment in your case
your choice. Some fake plants out there can be fairly high quality. But in my opinion, nothing beats the real thing.