Hello! I'm an 18 year old asian kid with too much free time on his hands.
I've graduated from (an asian) highschool specialising in Physics, Chemistry and Math, so dealing with very in-depth specifics with regards to this hobby is perfectly fine, don't hold back!
- 180L / 48 US gal / 40 UK gal
- 90l x 45h x 45b cm
- 2x 39w T5HO: Cool White (to balance colours out) 39W + Reddish plant-specific 39W light. (enough?)
- No CO2 set up but sufficient resources to get pressurised or DIY 4x1.5L sodas.
- Substrate is some knock-off plant substrate layered under standard sillica sand.
- Hardscape contains no carbonate minerals, tested with nitric acid and.
Hoping to settle water chemistry as well as tank direction before getting fishes.
Plants, left to right:
Since I'm new, I'd love some advice!
My goal: A nice aquarium to look at; I'm not looking for a crazy-growing tank that will require me to do regular trimmings.
Should I use DIY Yeast CO2 with 4x 1.5L soda bottles? (Setup's already done, just if I should use it nor not) Or should I go with pressurised?
Because, I don't need that much carbon - I'm already targeting 10-15ppm to slow the growth rate down, also remember that my lighting isn't the greatest. I'll hold off for now on 30ppm. (tell me if this is a bad idea!)
Any advice/comments would be much appreciated!