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I have had my 36 bowfront up for about 4 months now and have a small 2" angel and 10 black neons. I have a fine gravel substraight and various plants: pennywort, wisteria, sword, cryps, ferns and rotalia. I have been doing ferts twice a week and 5 gallon water change a week. The thing I have been trying to figure out is my lighting and co2. Using the 2liter DIY co2 and actually just using the whites on my eBay reef led fixture like this one: [Ebay Link Removed] running at about 75% power. Not sure if co2 helps or if I should lower the lighting or crank it up more? Sorry for the long post. Thanks!
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I have had my 36 bowfront up for about 4 months now and have a small 2" angel and 10 black neons. I have a fine gravel substraight and various plants: pennywort, wisteria, sword, cryps, ferns and rotalia. I have been doing ferts twice a week and 5 gallon water change a week. The thing I have been trying to figure out is my lighting and co2. Using the 2liter DIY co2 and actually just using the whites on my eBay reef led fixture like this one: [Ebay Link Removed] running at about 75% power. Not sure if co2 helps or if I should lower the lighting or crank it up more? Sorry for the long post. Thanks!
Welcome Shelby, I am assuming that's the car you drive. Ebay links aren't allowed on this site. That is why it was removed. Personally I don't need to see it anyway. If you can afford the car, you can afford the proper equipment lol. Personally I like to hit a hydroponics store for lights and you can usually get a set of two t5 lights in housing for less than $50 which is plenty for your tank. Also I'm not a fan of DIY CO2. I'd spend the money on a tank, regulator, and a cerges reactor because that you can control. CO2 60-90 mins before lights turn on and turn off CO2 60 mins before lights turn off. Keep your photo period about 8 hours AND do a 50% water change every week. good luck.

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