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Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
In many cases, I think it's a smart idea to start simple at first, without the complex CO2 systems. It will give you a chance to familiarize yourself with the many nutrients you'll need to take into consideration once you add CO2 and turn on the second pair of bulbs.
For now, read up on nitrates (NO3) and phosphates (PO4) and their recommended ratios. Buy a good NO3 and PO4 test kit and some stump remover (KNO3). You shouldn't need to add phosphates, but if you do - Fleet Enema is the way to go. That should give you plenty of ammo to give the search button a good workout for now.
For micronutrients - there are dozens of good brands. Just about any fish store carries Seachem's Flourish line. I've been using it for years.
- Sam P -
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