I need the 101 on going high-tech
As the title suggest, I'm starting to do some research in to setting up my 75g tank as a high-tech heavily planted tank. I've been in the hobby for about 5 years now running heavily planted low-tech tanks. So I know the basics.
What I would love your help with is understanding both lighting and CO2 better. When it comes to lights, the more I try to understand about PAR ratings the more I get confused because only the high end companies list their PAR ratings. I will be using my Aquaticlife duel T5, I was hoping you guys could help recommend an LED with high enough PAR to grow carpet plants. I'm trying to stick right around $100 price tag.
When it comes to CO2, I understand the science behind why it works to grow lush plants.. but I don't know anything about the equipment, If you could list the individual parts and explain about them, and recommend a system that should work really well for my intentions that would be awesome! I'm also trying to stick to around $100 price tag for this as well.
Also once I get in to high-tech what special test kits are needed? I plan on using Echo Complete with Osmocote plus if that makes a difference.
Thanks to everyone in advance for your responses!