money is not the issue with c02 for me. its just one more thing to fiddle around with. if you notice in the pics I have a 50g tank underneath my 65g that will be set up soon, and I also have a 6 foot 150g (72x18x29) on my far wall full of plant eaters (redhooks and lemonfin/tinfoil barbs).
so I was hoping to avoid having to go with pressurized c02 simply because I have lots going on in my fishroom already at the moment
time will tell...
I am going to get a timer for these lights though. I work 730-4pm each day so I usually turn on the lights at 7am when I leave for work and shut them off in the night. but thats going to be too long a photoperiod I think with these new lights..