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Arrow Please help with both nanos: 6.2g + 5g

Good day/night my fellow planted tank enthusiasts,

I have redone both my nano tanks and I need some assistance with lighting, filtration, and CO2 equipment selection.

First, let us see a couple pictures of what I have and I will follow with a list of equipment:

6.2g with HOB filter






5g Fluval Chi





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Equipment 5g Fluval Chi
Substrate: ADA additives, ADA power sand S, ADA Amazonia
Light: Cheap stock light that came with aquarium
CO2: Dosing SeaChem Flourish Excel
Filter: Fluval Chi

My question with this tank, do I need a real CO2 setup to carpet MonteCarlo?
https://aquaforestaquarium.com/produ...um-monte-carlo

I presume I need to upgrade my lighting as well, so should I copy this girl in her youtube video?
https://youtu.be/CGWYrgqRIEM

Should I get a sponge filter instead? (I will be breeding shrimp in this tank)

Equipment 6.2g tank
Substrate: ADA additives, ADA power sand S, ADA Amazonia
Light: Cheap stock light that came with aquarium
CO2:
Dosing SeaChem Flourish Excel
Filter: HOB Filter (probably Aqueon that I purchosed from PetCo)

My question for this tank is do I get a SunSun canister filter?

Also, I really need someone to recommend me a light for high-tech.

Is dosing Excel good enough to carpet Monte Carlo?
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You can carpet Monte with no CO2 injection but it will be slooow and it will tend to grow up if the light isn't sufficient. With more light and no CO2 algae becomes more of an issue, especially with slow growing plants.
Looks like you're​ going with. More "Iwagumi" style. I have some MC carpet in my low tech tank but it's​ been slow and I have always had a lot of fast growers in there so algae hasn't bee too much of an issue. I tried a small patch in my tank with CO2 and it grew exponentially compared to the low tech tank.
TLDR version, get CO2 if you can.


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No sense of style, just growing.

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I really appreciate you chiming in,

Is Iwagumi style just the same type of rocks with a carpet plant? If so, then yes most definitely so


How would I get CO2 into my tanks,

Is dosing Excel not going to be sufficient?
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