phew. Good to know that CO2 system may not be necessary; makes things a little easier to start. I would rather start with an extra light than a DIY system.
It would be great if I could use you for some advice after I get the tank. Is there anything else I should order off the bat to get going on getting the tank cycled? As I said, I have had aquariums before but it's been a few years and those were never planted. Not totally familiar on the best way to cycle a nano planted.
Feel free to PM me and I can send you my email if you'd rather converse that way.
Good to know there are some local people around here. Thanks for your help