Update on my tank
Alright people, just thought I'd update my current condition to make sure I'm dooing this thing right...
After researching plants on this web site, I ripped out all my dying plants because they wernt growing very well and I was getting green water.
So here is what's going on on my second attempt at this whole plant thing.
On my 75 gallon tank, I've upgraded to 290 watts of light. (3x97 watt compacts). My sub-strate is just plain gravel with some flourish tabs pushed into the bottem. I'm using a DIY c02 system, with 3, two liter pop bottles hook up with a gang valve. I'm diffusing the co2 with a comercial "ladder" diffuser. I just bought test kits for ph, gh, kh, nitrate and phosphoris. I'm waiting for a shipment of ferts from greg watson, and I plan to does according to the "Rex Grigg" web-site.
The thing I'm worried about the most is my sub-strate. I don't have much money left after purchasing thoes compact lights, and If I can get away with just using gravel, it would same me lots of money. If I properly does my water collum with ferts, will that be sufficient to grow lush greren plants???