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At some point I'll add C02 and upgrade the lights, but given I need to save my pennies, which should I start with?
 

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38 Gal, lightly planted (Vals, sword, java fern, crypt). Present light is T-8, so I'm thinking about switching to T-5.
 

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Current issues:

The sword is doing better since I've added root tabs, but still has spots on the leaves. The crypt looks brown and daily I pick out vals that are floating in the tank. I want my plants to be healthy and green so I know C02 and lights will have to improve. I'm just not sure what next. I was thinking C02 first, but then got confused with a new clerk at the LFS. In a private message someone suggested lights minus C02 will cause an algae problem.
 

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not sure what low-medium-high lights would be...I think it's T-8 (lifeglow?) and I would be possibly moving to T-5
 
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