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Just set up a 75 gal tank got questions first real planted tank

I have a 75 gal planted tank I'm really new to the planted tanks this Wil be my fist planted tank I have 2 other fish tanks and a turtle tank and they are all doing very well but I have a lot of questions about planted tanks
1) CO2
Yes? no?

2) got a huge light second picture
Will this be good enough for really nice plants

3) have 2 big filters I got
Should I put sponges on them so none of the plants get sucked up or the baby's

4) I am going to so angels and guppies in this tank
What other kind of fish should I do
Shrinp? Pleco?

And anything else you can say about it would help so much thanks






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"got a huge light" doesn't really give any details that can help determine the effectiveness of the light. It appears to contain four bulbs...two 24" bulbs end to end on each side ?
But what type of bulbs...T5HO ? Looks like it has fairly good reflectors though.
Angels get 6" tall and might feel cramped in that tank when full grown.
The Guppies and shrimp would be good food for them however.
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CO2 is an option(spending) that will make your plants grow fast enough that you may need to trim them each week and is an on-going cost as well as an initial purchase of about $200 for good equipment new. Many do choose to use it.

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The light is a 6 foot light it has 8 t5 bulbs and 3 metal halid lights and with the co2 what will happen if I don't have co2?

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Without co2 with that much light you will be dealing with major algae issues.

Even with co2 you will still likely have algae issues because you won't have enough plant mass to outcompete algae.

I think the first thing you need to really decide on is what type of plants are you looking to grow. If you answer is something like; thick carpet, a lot of color, high light type plants you are going to want to run co2. If all you want is some big nice plants you don't really need co2 but the addition of co2 takes it to another level. Plants are made up of roughly 40% carbon, co2 might be one of the best things you can provide your plants.

Let's you plant choice dictate how much light you will run and what co2 requirements you will need.

In all cases plant require a carbon source, macro and micro nutrients, and light. The balancing act is key, it takes a bit to master that for sure.

Start off with a good mix of fast growing plant that are easy to grow and work you way to harder my demanding plants once you become more experienced.

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That's the plan I found a book I read about plants and it had a list of 10 of the easiest plants to do and I got all 10 of them and I'll try better ones later

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Make sure to only use 2 bulbs at the beginning as they are probably more than enough.

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To be successful early on, you need to learn what is achievable and set goals.

Planted tanks are balancing acts and some types are easier to balance e than others.

Spend more time reading here and see what others have done and how they did it.

Most people start out with a 'low tech' tank and go from there.

Using the light you currently have will put you at a really steep learning curve for example and make balancing out light with plants and ferts and co2 difficult.
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Thanks for the help everyone I will keep my eyes out for posts and learn as much as I can as I help this tank grow

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