Very nice for a first timer!! I belong to a plant club so all my tanks are low tech jungles .
What part of the US are you in? Just in a vague kind of way, state or nearby big city? There are clubs in many places, well worth looking into I love my club & have liked others in different places I've lived. It's fun even if you only go once in a while.
Toronto probably has lots to fish &/or plant clubs! & lots of great shops! I love living near a big city (but not in)! You fooled me with your tank top/balcony avatar, I was guessing Florida, lol.
When it's time, maybe after your move, we can discuss possible plants. Or post up your lighting, water parameters & plant visions for your tank; maybe a new thread in the planted tank forum. We've kind of fallen off your original topic. You'll get more help that way.