Hello Everyone, Thanks to Byron I've started two planted tanks. I have a maintenance question regarding C02. Listed below is the required "sticky" information. I've read all four articles. I think I should be okay with my plants, but I'm a pure novice and I'm sure I'm missing something.
My tanks will be divided and only house 2 bettas. Therefore my Aqueon Filters are baffled, using filter floss at the water outtakes. Therefore the water disturbance at the water's surface is non-existent. I've also placed filter floss inside the intake tubes to prevent the suction from damaging the bettas fins. Currently I have a carbon filter, but I'm willing to remove it if necessary for the plants.
I want to know if these plants will require injected C02, or if I should use a C02 booster (I didn't know such a thing exsisted until I saw a bottle by API at the LFS), or if my set up will be okay. I want my plants and fish to thrive, so I'm turning to you. Eventually I want to plant my 25 gal, but I need to get it right! Thanks in advance. Tank size
10 gal rectangle - 12-3/4"L x 20-1/4"W x 10"H
2. Watts and type of lighting
15 watt full spectrum flourescent lamp
3. Number and types of plants
9 stems of brazilian pennywort (I just float them), 1 medium anubias, 1 petite anubias, 3 stems of wisteria, 3 stems of water sprite (all of these are lightly planted into the gravel and appear to be doing well)
4. Substrate type
Standard small gravel - top fin
5. Age of tank
6. CO2 injection
7. Water Parameters
a. GH - Unknown
b. KH - unknown
c. pH - 8.0
d. Ammonia - .50ppm conditioned w/Prime
e. Nitrite - 0
f. Nitrate - 0
g. When test was performed - morning and evening since I set up the plants last week.
8. Detailed description of plant problems