Yes, possible. WITH a medium-light setup and shaded areas. Will take a lot of trimming though...
And, of course, substitutions. I believe in compromise- The biggest part of that design is the rockwork- rocks don't need light. Just find subtle plants that look similiar and work in low light. Here are some examples-
Utricularia Graminifolia- This plant's nearly impossible WITH CO2. Very difficult plant. Try Dwarf Hairgrass var 'BELEM' here instead. Alternatively, try narrow-leaf chain sword.
Rotala SP Green- Hey, this one works fine in low-light. Rotala Indica works well too, with proper maintenance.
HC- Impossible in low light without the dry start method.... Try Cryptocyrne Parva, or a well-trimmed moss on a screen. Others can explain this, I have no time.
Marsilea Quadrifolia- Works in low light- I can prove it. Might get 1/5 to 1 inch tall. Don't place in a shaded area though, and takes a LONG time for submerged growth to start. Just plant (it's a huge plant emersed) and ignore. After several submerged shoots begin to grow, you can trim the ugly emersed growth off. (literally might take a couple months, but ignore it and let it 'settle'.)
Staurygene SP. Not quite the same, but try Prosperinica Palustrus. It's much bigger, but interesting look. Or Anarchis 'narrow leaf' (tie to a rock out of view- it will never root. Also, prune often and throw away the bottoms)
Another nice plant for that setup would be Monosolenium tenerum... It's in the liverwort family, grows extremely slow, and is fragile... BUT, it works well in medium-light.
I've seen some very nice 'moss scapes' and even 'algae-scapes' that have a similiar feel but much simpler. You could even get a moss ball, shred it, and place it in a bowl in the window. Eventually it *should* grow into a bumpy but relatively flat shape. Then set on a rock.
I would enlarge the 'stem plant' areas just a bit to add security to the fish, and add some floating plants with tiny roots... Azolla or Duckweed would do. Just keep them thinned, and let them cover 1/4 - 1/2 of the tank... no more.
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