The pleco will tear up your plants, especially baby tears, 100% guaranteed.So.... I'm really set on growing baby dwarf tears. I have a 55 gallon that is about 20" deep. Substrate is about 3" deep, so it's about 17" from the lights.
I currently have a Current USA LED Pro+ lights. While it has a full feature-set, I'm learning that it doesn't provide enough light to carpet baby dwarf tears (HC).
I also purchased Excel and Excel Flourish (liquid ferts/CO2).
Given these details, I understand that I most likely won't be able to grow dwarf tears - especially not carpet them. So I'm looking at these options:
1) Add another Current USA LED Pro+ to get into medium light
2) Return my Current USA LED Pro+ and buy a Finnex Ray2 to get into medium light
3) Do not buy any new lights and add injected GLA CO2 system
I just don't have the budget to get CO2 injection AND the extra lighting... which do you think will be more beneficial to grow dwarf tears?
Also, side question: I currently have a common pleco that is about 10 inches. This will most likely tear up my plants, yes?
Also, for HC, if you can only pick one then pick the co2 but...its honestly a high light AND high co2 plant...
Its also a bad idea to go into high light territory without co2...its just asking for algae issues.