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Getting plants today, any suggestions?

its a 10 gal tank withy flouite subsrate and pressurized co2. I will be recieving the light fixture sometime next week but i cant wait to get plants so the current light i have is an incadecent walmart hood with 2 20 watt cf bulbs in it. I was thinking about growing gloss and the right side where there is a slight hill above the rock. Any suggestions are wanted. Thanks

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Also how many bubbles per sec. should i have for the co2 and also i have the working pessure psi at around 10 is that ok?
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You're probably going to want to keep some stems in there at first until you get your water chemistry in control. Good stems are any hygro sp., rotala sp., and ludwigia. You should probably also wait until you get your other lights to add glosso. Start simple with the stems until things stabilize, then add the more finicky plants.
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Bubbles per second is a relative measurement that changes your CO2 concentration depending on how many gallons of water you have in your and the carbonate hardness of your water. You adjust your bpm until you reach the pH that gives you the desired ppm of CO2 (20-30ppm) based off of the kH of your water. Search for CO2 charts to get a more accurate idea.
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