Fluval Spec and CO2?
Hello everyone. I used to be a member here under a different name (keithjfuller), but I can't seem to access my account no matter what I do, so I started a new one.
About 6 years ago I made my first planted tank, and this site was a huge help. I moved from the US to the UK about 4 years ago, so I had to sell all my tanks and equipment, which means I now have NOTHING - sad...
My wife and I recently had out first daughter, and we thought that it would be great for her to have a small tank in her room (she's nearly 2 now). I've looked into a lot of different options, but I think something like the Fluval Spec would suit her well.
My old tanks were much larger, and I scraped by with liquid CO2 and the homemade yeast one, but it was to much work for inconsistent/poor results - and I'm not going through it again. I swore that the next tank I did would be the real deal with CO2 (not the disposable bottles).
I know this is a tiny tank, and it probably/absolutely doesn't need it. I also know that I will probably have to upgrade my light if I go that route, but I'm going to do it either way! Part of the reason is that my wife and I eventually want to get a larger "real" one for the house, and I want to get familiar with using a CO2 system beforehand.
So, I've searched the forum, and a lot of the info on this is sparse and not totally what I'm looking for. Does anyone have any recommendations or any experience with this sort of setup.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.