01-04-2012, 08:43 AM
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Anubias and Java Ferns don't get too large, and are good for low light. I don't have much experience with plants myself yet. I do know that a lot of them get HUGE though, and in a 10 gallon will require pruning to keep them from over running the tank.
However two 15 watt bulbs is 30 watts total, for 10 gallons that's 3 watts per gallon, I don't believe that's classified as 'low light'.
For example I have a 20 gallon with a single 15 watt bulb, and that's definitely in the low light category.
I assume the hood you have is meant for two incandescent bulbs instead of a single long fluorescent? If you want a low light tank, consider getting lower wattage 'daylight' bulbs. You can also put in floating plants, like say Duck Weed, to provide shade to additional plants below the water.
Some plants do like bright light though, you just need the nutrients (including CO2) to match or you'll end up with an algae tank. Some also will like fast water, for example those found in rivers, but you are right that the majority like slower water. Same goes for fish.