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Tons of questions, setting up a 20L

Hi everyone,

I'm making my triumphant return to planted aquariums, but I'm going to be trying out some new things, and I want to make sure I get them right.

The tank is going to be a 20 gallon long. The plants I have in mind right now are HC, Mayaca, Rotala, Ludwigia, Crypt wendtii, Java fern, and possibly Java moss, but that will probably change a bit depending on what my LFS has in stock when I'm planting. I will be dosing EI, and I'm planning on using Eco-complete as my substrate.

What kind of lighting would be ideal for this setup (I figure this would be high light)?

For CO2, would it be necessary to do pressurized in a tank this size, with these plants, or will DIY be sufficient for a higher light setup?

I'm kind of torn between canister and HOB filters. Any suggestions?

Thanks in advance.
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i have a 20g long that i have 2 t5ho bulbs and pressurized co2, works fine for me.
i dont like diy anymore and never recommend it.

and most of us plant geeks like to use canister filters to minimize the amount of surface agitation.
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