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[APD] low-light un-green plants

Hey everyone,
I've been trying to find a plant that will do alright in my low-light tank,
but that isn't a green colour.  I love the look of the red plants, but alas
the light requirements are far beyond my current capabilities at the moment.
The only plant I have found that potentially comes close is the Ludwigia
Repens 'rubin'.  But the plant person at my LFS tells me I may have trouble
with it if I have less than a medium light setup.  Anything anyone can tell
me about this plant, or perhaps other 'colourful' plants that will be

While I'm at it...I've been paying attention to many of the lighting
discussions, but don't know enough about them to keep up entirely (many
abbreviations get confusing sometimes, but I sure do know more about PC's of
late!;-).  This is about bulbs: I have only about 1 watt per gallon (15watt
hood, 15 gallon tank...ouch, I know).  It's going to stay that way for a
while cuz money is not in abundance in this student's life (and the next
batch will have to go to plants).  From what I can tell, the hagen Power Glo
seems the way to go, but I hear talk about lights made by GE and such.  Are
these cheaper?  Just as good?  I will be investing in a good reflector, once
I figure out how to make one cheap...;-)

Thanks everybody!

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