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Whatever the tap water is after sitting over night, go one full point below that and you should be in the range of 30ppm of CO2. That's not always the case but it's a good starting point. I use it on my 85gal and it seems to do the trick. If I go a point and a half, the fish don't like it.
btw, if you're in need of controller, I might have an extra I'd be willing to sell.
Don't worry about the books. Use the search function here and if you can't find anything, ask a question - that's what it's here for. Almost any piece of info you could ever need to start out right is on this forum. Everybody runs into something new eventually, even the folks that have been keeping planted tanks for 15 years. I've run into a few problems/situations in the past week or two and most of them just required a quick search. That's why this site is so great!