to little or to much?
iv got a 90g 48x18x24. i have flourite substrate and two 48" Glo dual HO T5 ballasts. i currenty have 3 fluval T5 HO 6700k Bulbs and have space for one more bulb. i was thinking of using some other temp bulb that will bring the color out in the fishes (once i get them) and not a plant bulb unless i dont have enough light then i will get another 6700k bulb. what do you guys/gals think?
i also have a premo pressurized co2 kit coming from green leaf aquariums with the -75mm atomic diffuser, Cal Aqua Labs' "PEARL" series drop checker and a 10lb tank. im new to planted tanks and completley new to co2. i have done alot or reading the last few days and think i have the just of things but would like to hear what your guys thoughts and ideas are for me.
currently the tank is not cycled and has one xxl piece of drift wood and a few plants. my filter is a fluval 406 canister and i will be purchasing another canister some time in the future. how many hrs a day should i be running my lights? curently im running them 6hrs a day but was told by my lfs to run between 8-10hrs a day. im really weary of running the lights that much before i get the co2 system installed. also i havent researched to much on ferts can anyone give me some info on how to use ferts, do i need to use them? basically i need all the info i can get lol. i want to have a healthy looking planted tank that i dont need to monitor 24/7 just enough co2 and light to grow moss and grass like plants but not so much that as soon as i turn a blind eye the algea takes over. thanks in advance!