Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Mooresville, Nc
1. If you have high lighting and really want your plants to flourish then diy co2 is a great option. you can find some REALLY affective diffusers, where people have claimed and PROVED that their plants grew two inches in a day! And looked greener.
2. You should have the minumum ferts. Add flourish once a week or every water change. And if you decide not to go with the co2 then the excel is a must. Dose that every 1-2 days.
3. Best thing for your skill level (assuming your a beginner) would be some moss tied to a flat rock. I know this doesn't sound good. But trust me, once it grows, and you press the rock into the ground it will be a nice carpet. you could do it with any kind of moss, or riccia. If you are really motivated you could try hairgrass. It is pretty hard to grow I wont lie. I had some in a 3.6 wpg and with diy co2 and it died in 2 weeks. but I didn't have the best ferts, actually I didn't have any.
4. I am getting two 2.5's in a couple days, and what I plan on doing is getting some desk/architecture lights from home depot and replacing the incandescent lights with cfl's. I cant think of what that means at the moment, but they are the spirally flourescents that claim to save energy in natural daylight color.
Note: Make sure to purchase some root tabs to. Gives the roots a little extra boost!
Hope this helps.