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Very nice!!:proud:

Most whom use rocks just put in rhizome plants. Yours is different from most.

Where are the Hygro?
 

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Not as happy as I would have been. It only provides 42 watts.. plus it's half actinic but I'm supplementing it with my old hood.
The actinic bulb may cause algae to start growing.

Instead of returning it I wonder if bulbs with high kelvin rating would give it the appearance you want. Have you checked what finances you will loose if you return it?

How are you using the light and old hood?
 

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I have a DIY CO2. I don't dose ferts but wil start too as soon as I can get some Fluorish Excel.
I have seen some lushes tanks where only Co2 was injected Co2 and no ferts. Most whom inject Co2 don't use Excel.

If you start with ferts I would get some Potassium sulfate and chelated iron or Brightwell Florin Axis. Potassium sulfate $3 lb and chelated iron $10 1/2 lb at aquariumfertilizer. I believe the shipping cost is $6. Minimum dosing would be Potassium sulftate 1tsp weekly and 1/2 tsp of iron weekly.
 
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