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Just bought a 20 long and want to do it right.

I just purchased a 20 long tank from Petco and 40 pounds of co-complete. I'll be painting the back of the tank black and putting a two bulb T5 light on it. I want to make this my primary grow tank so that I can get fast and healthy little baby plants for transplanting in my other tanks. I have a paintball CO2 system and I am wonder what, if anything, I should put under the soil, in the soil, on the soil, or in the water to help me see the best results.
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Dirt and plenty of co2?


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i suggest you dose some ei ferts and do root tabs, get plenty of circulation so no algae starts popping up.
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What are ei ferts? I'm new to ferts and don't know the lingo lol
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What are ei ferts? I'm new to ferts and don't know the lingo lol
EI stands for Estimate Index.

For more information regarding this dosing regimen, please take a look at the guide I wrote for planted aquariums (linked in my signature below).

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