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Hi,

Im new here and to the hobby of planted aquariums and i need a few suggestion and help with a new setup that im thinking about doing.

I have a 20H gallon fish tank and what i want to do is get:


  • 2 bags of eco-complete (to get 2inch of substrate)
  • Eheim 2213
  • Nova Extreme 24" 2x24watts T5 HO Freshwater
  • (later on maybe) Lilly pipe inflow/outflow set
as for plants i'll figure that out later. I wanted to have 2.4 WPG bc i didnt want to be restricted to only low light plants thus this way I'll have more of a variety and yes i am going to have a DIY CO2 system to comprehend with the wattage.

Okay and here is some questions that I needed help with:

  • is it better to have a glass top or open top? (as of now i have a glass top on)
  • Can you use a GLA inline CO2 diffuser with a DIY CO2 set up instead of pressurized CO2 system?
  • Can I do better then an Eheim 2213, its on sale on BigAl's for $69.99, $81.00 after tax shipping n handling?
 

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Thanks tharsis im planing on just keeping some neon tetras n octo cats.

Would the glass top effect the lighting?
 

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lol same here. But wow ive never knew that it does that. Thats nice to know. Thanks Tenzo and tharsis.

So the setup should be okay, right?
 
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