I know Finnex makes some strong lights.. If you have the coin I recommend one of the dimmable/adjustable models. (I'm not sure I'll have to look it up).
I definitely recommend hanging any lights in a way where you can move them up or down 12 inches or about 30cm. Having the ability to make these adjustments will make your stress levels significantly lower.
Once you can dim and/or move the light you can pretty much dial in the light to perfectly match any liquid CO2
you will use alongside whatever ferts you will add to get that perfect balance of growth and low amounts of algae
Your trying to achieve a medium light tank.. So right off the bat we discuss liquid CO2
API or excel ..Its cheap as are any fertilizers. You have enough light you will want to supplement CO2
somehow... Also depending on the amount of light you actually have will determine how much ferts and how often to dose your tank... Same would go for any liquid CO2
... Things to think about
Not sure of your experience level so just tossing some thoughts out there
I'm guessing you want more than a java fern / moss and will be looking to do a more satisfying aquascape, just without a full CO2
rig.. This is part of the fun. Researching plant ideas for medium light tanks. Look into Crytocoryne, Pygmy chain sword, alternanthera reineckii mini. Anubias Bucephalandra are worth researchng. Sword plants, mosses,.. All kinds of stone and driftwood ideas out there.. Lots of places selling great aquarium safe pieces these days..
Even members here offer lots for respectable prices in the classifieds... The DIY section has lots of neat ideas..Photography section and personal tank threads have lots of ideas and how tos as well and problem and solutions tucked into t e conversations
In a nut shell.. Go nuts google freshwater aquascapes, Takashi Amano.
Also take your time picking out your critters. IMO
in a planted tank lots of small fish are better than a few big fish. Bi fish tend to trash the place where small fish play amongst the plants and really just look fun meandering thru the Forrest. A few schools of peaceful plant friendly smaller fish in a big tank would be sweet.
DO you want snails. I recommend Nerite. Great algae eaters don't multiply and have cool designs.
Maybe freshwater puffers sound cool. But they eat snails so no snails with puffers
You simply must get a few Oto cats. A must have for a planted aquarium IMO
. In fact I would recommend at least a dozen. Voracious algae eaters, fun to watch and only grow to about 1 inch maybe 1.5
Alright ill stop rambling.. Keep us posted an document your build, its always fun to see