I have an Emperor 280 (280 gph) and a Rena XP3 (175 gph) running on a 45 gallon tank. I will be honest I did wonder if it was overkill on the filtration, now I am wondering if it is enough? The inhabitants are 18 medium to large Angels (soon to be reduced to 12), and six starlight Pleco's.
I am currently adding API CO2 booster, (which I mistakenly thought was liquid C02) API Leaf Zone and Flourish Excel.
As of this evening I will be adding API root tabs of which there are two packs of ten, all the API stuff I received through the mail as one of those "you have won blah blah blah" as a consequence it very nearly went in the trash before it was even opened.
Everything seems to be flourishing quite nicely. I dose the three liquids once a day so it is not going to be that long before I need to either (a) buy more of the same. (b) go with the EI by Tom Barr (c) take the plunge and buy a reg for the CO2 cylinder. Or maybe even a combination?
Lighting is 2 x 36" Coralife T5's and a 48" T5 from Home Depot (I think).
Any and all comments and/or suggestions are welcomed and encouraged.
Thanks in advance
I want to live forever, so far so good!