05-13-2012, 12:06 PM
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I already have the flourescent fixture for the tank so I will just switch out the bulb. It sounds like for this tank simple is better. So I will get the flourish chemical. Turns out without this website I would have made this tank way more complicated than it needs to be.
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Originally Posted by Byron
Having the benefit of your other thread where we have been discussing aragonite, etc., I would not mess with CO2. I don't have CO2 of any sort (except natural from the organics in the substrate) in my tanks and the plants are thriving. Plus CO2 diffusion which is expensive will mess with your water chemistry and here we don't need that.
And for lighting, go less expensive. I use incandescent light (screw-in bulbs as opposed to fluorescent tubes) over my 10g and 20g with two GE 10w CFL (compact fluorescent) daylight bulbs 6500K and the plants growth is superb. The incandescent fixtures are less expensive. And these daylight bulbs render fish and plant colours true. The fluorescent tube with around 6500K woudl do the same of course.
I agree with Boredomb on the Excel, don't use it; and Flourish Comprehensive Supplement once a week should be sufficient.