On the "carpet" plants, I agree that the chain swords will be more likely to do well. :Carpeting" plants are farthest from the light, so you need more intense lighting for most of them, and with that goes more nutrients and CO2 is often the first to be depleted. And all of these things, bee it more intense light, CO2 or more nutrient dosing do negatively impact fish.
I had good luck with the chain swords for years. Photo below is my 40g, showing the explosion of this plant if left alone. I had low-moderate light because I have always been more concerned with fish health than plants. And a comprehensive liquid supplement balanced with the light supplied all the plants needed. Just a couple plants will easily spread throughout the aquarium if conditions are to their liking.