Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Oakland, California
how much excel to use on 260gal.
Start low light, you are describing a high maintenance low budget tank.
The amount of hassle is determined by your light on the plant/algae side and livestock on water quality.
Pressurized Co2 all the way! Imo, Most algae/growth problems are due to unstable carbon supply. (When light and nutrients are plenty)
A heavily planted shrimp tank is possible!