29 gallon planted tank set up (help needed)
I used to keep fish (puffers- so no chance of live plants in those tanks, lol) many years back, but I haven't had any tanks set up for quite a while and they're all gathering dust in my basement. Finally decided to try setting up a planted tank and I /think/ I'm starting to understand what I need to get it all set up. Looking for mid-tech or cheaper high-tech sort of set up.
It's a 29 gallon tank. I just (drunkenly) purchased a SunSun canister filter off ebay after reading through the thread on that here. Now I'm trying to figure out lighting and substrate (and CO2?)
For lighting I am looking at the 30" Finnex Ray2, is this a good amount of light for a 29 gallon tank?
For substrate I am considering CaribSea Eco-Complete. Would this be a good substrate on it's own or would I have to layer it with something else? and would 40 lbs be enough for my 29 gallon tank?
CO2 I am still super confused by. Would someone be able to direct me to a (very) simplified DIY type set up?
I apologize for all the questions, I am sure similar things have been asked a thousand times.. I just want to be extra sure of what I am doing before I spend money on things.