I have a 75 gallon perfecto that has been running for over 3.5 years (with no bulb changes).
My pH is currently 6.4, kH around 5. No ammonia. Haven't tested for nitrates or nitrites in recent memory. I have 6 cories and 4 ottos. I have 2 big pieces of driftwood and 3 small pieces. that's it for now.
Out of the tap my water is around 6.5 kH around 4.
i am interested in plants, but don't want to add a lot of maintance to my routine. i am thinking of purchasing an RO or RO/DI unit.
From my beer making days I have a nice big tank of CO2 and a regulator.
1. What else will I need to inject CO2 to my tank and how much will it cost.
2. Is CO2 injection necessary?
3. What type of plants are the lowest maintence and good for beginners.
4. What type of routine will I be looking at?
Oh yeah....I am thinking of adding a large school of neons or cardinals to the tank if that makes a difference.