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post #3 of (permalink) Old 07-25-2012, 12:27 AM
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With a baby coming and many, many choices, I recommend starting cheap. Good thinking on your part. I also recommend going with a standard (cheap?) light at first. Try the low level and get the feet on the ground and then venture into the high level, expensive stuff. I find light is highly overrated as a big need for plants. As above, it is not needed for the simple plants and can in fact be a real problem as it makes algae grow too much if you are not prepared to deal with it. Low light, no CO2, low ferts, is much more the simple way.
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