help a rookie decide wether to go low tech or high tech on my 120 gallon.
I originally assumed that CO2 was required for a tank this large, but after reading around I see that might not be the case.
I'd prefer to have a slow growing tank, that doesnt require much maintenence, going low tech would be the best idea for this corect? Is it hard to get a 120 gallon tank up and running without going high tech? or should I just attempt High tech first?
I'm leaning towards trying low tech first since its obviously cheaper.
I'm going to purchase some good substrate right off the bat. But if the low tech approach doesnt work for me then I'm going to try going hi tech. so the what lighting should I start with in which case I'll be able to upgrade later if i switch to high tech?
I was thinking about starting with two AH supply 2x55 22" kits. since my tank is 60" i would just do a 5" space at each end and between the two 22" fixtures. that would be a total of 220watts, just a bit below 2wpg, that should be fine for low tech right? and then later if I decide to go high tech I could stagger them and add another 2x55 fixture in the middle, a bit behind the others and that would give me 330, close to 3wpg which should be plenty since i read that the 3wpg rule breaks down on thanks this large
does this sound like a good approach to take for the lighting? i dont want to buy lighting, then decide to switch to high tech and have wasted money on lighting I cant use.