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Hi, I'm kind of a newbie to planted tanks. I've had java ferns and java moss for awhile, but I'm really digging the heavily planted stuff. I ordered a bunch of plants off ebay (should arrive soon...can't wait!) and I'm replacing my normal gravel with Flourite.

I also got a new fluorescent hood with a 15 watt lamp, which would make it 3 wpg. Do I need CO2 injection? or is the rule of thumb different for smaller tanks?

If I do need to add CO2, would the typical 2-Liter bottle DIY setup produce too much CO2? I've looked around the forum and have found that other people with 5.5g tanks use DIY CO2, but no mentioning of the methods they used.

Thank you :)
 

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You could cut the DIY in half and use a 1Liter bottle or just go with Seachem Excel which is a organic carbon supplement.
 
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