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20 gallon tank journal

I am starting a planted tank the size is 20 gallon, right now there is only about 30 watts on the tank but ordered a 130watt system off ebay that should be here soon, and DIY CO2

Well here it is about 10 Mins after planting

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Looks nice. Just need more plants.

Becarefull with that amount of light. You got about 6.5 wpg which is above the average 5.0 wpg meaning a lot more C02. You should try to reduce the amount of light since you only need 60 watts for the plants you have.

I did read on some articles that in tanks 20 gallon or smaller, it depends instead on the brightness rather than the wpg thumbrule. I can't remember where I got it though.

Also, is that Japanese Rush in the background (slightly right from the middle)?
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I can adjust the lighting as 2 of the bulbs are moonlights and all can be changed and has different switches so i will definatly experiment with that

I am waiting till after the lights start to get more plants it is hard to find any at the stores what i have is the most variety i have seen at any of the 3 stores i have looked at

I am not sure what the plant is called but it is apparently the same as the large grren on in the far left corner
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Can't wait also for the plant to grow. Its a valisneria you have in the very left in the corner. That light green grass seriously looks like Japanese Rush, which is not a Aquatic Plant.

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edit: sorry, I meant the left.
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yes it is and im not 100% about that plant but i have bought it before and has grown fine but if it doesnt work out i can find something else to take up that spot
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I agree with the issue about the lights, definitely only keep half of those on.You should be fine with half of that, thats a little over 3wpg.

Also that looks like wisteria in the middle, but its flat?


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ya its wisteria it trimmed alot
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I did read on some articles that in tanks 20 gallon or smaller, it depends instead on the brightness rather than the wpg thumbrule. I can't remember where I got it though.
Im kind of new to this what is the brightness level? and what would be best
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Hey FISH4LIFE, I just noticed that you're from Canada.

Whereabouts do you live?
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Im kind of new to this what is the brightness level? and what would be best
I'm not sure. If each of your bulb produces 2000 lumens, I think it should be fine. I don't know though how to check on how much lumens your bulb produces.

Try to check out this articles.

Article 1
Article 2
Article 3 (2)
Article 4
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I live in Saskatchewan

and i will definatly read the articles thanks
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