Alright - Hello!!! Anyone there!?
I learned that if you have low light, anywhere between 10-30 PAR you don't need Co2 at all, if your lighting is medium, between 30-80 PAR than Co2 is optional and if you have high lighting, 80-120 PAR Co2 is necessary.
Because my light singular only has about 26 PAR at 20" for the height of my aquarium, if I get another Current USA Satellite LED Plus, my PAR will be about 52.
I don't know if this is to interest you, but for future reference when dealing with Co2 - you won't need a Air Stone or Surface Skimmer because both of them will bring in Oxygen therefore drive off the Co2 the plants need. Also a Drop Checker is very important and make sure you observe the fish in case they're breathing hard and go towards the surface looking for oxygen.
I got little to no help about burying the plants, other than the three methods
1.) Tie to small rocks and bury by hand
2.) use reef putty to "glue" plant stems to anchor of choice, and bury by hand
3.) use a ball sponge, soak in mud, cut halfway, put plant in it, bury by hand
Although they did tell me to only bundle the plants into a couple stems and space them out so each stem has enough light and aren't competing.
Apparently, doing a fishless cycle is pointless and you should do a Silent cycle instead or clone.....I still haven't gotten around to see what those two are about.
Also Chesh, when you get around do dry fertilizers (like me) It'll be a pain in the *** because you have to test for the stuff in your water first and than with the ferts, you'll just add that to whatever is already in your water. Might have to fertilize everyday or once a week and there's no set dosing. So here's the rundown the guy said at the other thread: Dosing
: estimative index(EI) Websites:
Green Leaf Aquariums (and) aquariumfertilizer.com 3 Macro nutrients
: nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium Dosing types to the aquarium:
Potassium nitrate - Mono Potassium Phosphate - Potassium Sulfate micro/trace elements fertilizer:
CSM+B GH, KH, and nitrate
when using Dry fertilizers
From greenleafaquariums.com - you need or want to get a bag of each fertilizer so it'll last you about a year or so, or more.
I chose that site because it's the prettier out of the two, and I like whatever I'm doing or around to look pretty. Did I mention I like pretty stuff?
But yeah, that's all the stuff I accumulated over there, and puked it back over here