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I have been looking at all of your journals on here and I thought I would start one. I got the 20g long at petco $ per gallon sale. The first tank I had was a 10g with blue gravel and a couple plants from petco. BTW, the only truly aquatic plants in petco are the amazon swords and the bulbs in packages. Im planning on going medium to heavy planted tank.


With this tank I plan on putting more effort and cash into it.
My plans include:
-Eco-complete or other similar substrate
-HOB filter (no place for canister)
-2 to 3 watts per gallon light
- glass cover
-pressurized co2


Would this setup be good? What light would you recommend (I was thinking t5 maybe)? :icon_ques
 

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What filter would you recommend? I want something quiet and to give good flow but not too expensive.
Any certain brands for lights you recommend? Something cheap but does the job.
 

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I think the T5NO will give you plenty of light, without growing an algae farm. You could always buy a 2nd fixture down the road if you wanted more light and still be under the cost of most T5HO fixtures.
 

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I've got a 20 long and pressurized CO2 with three spiral CFL bulbs in brooder lamps.

Algae city until I raise the lights or get a more reasonable lamp.

Sometimes the right light isn't the brightest light. Food for thought.
 
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