i tried using carb of soda, my plants started to die back after using it, i may have used too much. the root tabs i used were the dark brown, black seachem ones, i put them in the substrate about 8/9 months ago. i only have a few fish atm, 3 rummies, 5 neons, 1 cory and beta, plan to get more. currently i am using 1x6700k T5HO globe, which is 25 inches from the substrate, 10 inches from the water. they are on for 10 hours a day. i have a fixture with two bulbs and switches, so i could easy vary the amount of lighting. i would like to start adding co2 to improve the health and growth of my plants. my red ozelot has changed to mostly green to red/dark green, my stem plants grow very long and spindly. over all my plant do not appear very lush and bushy. while some plants dont really grow at all, eg. my hair grass. i am finding it hard to get my head around the balance of co2, fertz and lighting.
Last edited by starlin; 12-16-2012 at 03:09 AM.