True, but Bekah really loves floaters. I think Jes just has a single T8 on her tank. She says it's not ideal though.She'll also have better lighting than my tank. Bekah aren't you looking at a dual tube T8? Those extra 3 inches plus some higher lights wouldn't be too much of a difference.
I'm just loathe to suggest a bunch of stems since I don't want them dying and wsting Bekah's money. if it's my money I have no problem experimenting and if a plant dies oh well. It'll probably be possible to keep them, but I have no experience with lighting a 55 for plants. I can suggest things like wisteria and Hygrophila 'tiger' that I think will work, but still feel bad because I don't know 100%. The crypts, moss, anubias, ferns I know for sure will. If any of that babbling makes sense.