05-04-2005, 12:37 PM
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Hmm, 0 nitrates sounds a bit off since you don't have any plants in the tank. I wonder if you're getting a false reading.
I agree with Trena and Cavan, it's best to start out lower tech and get a feel for it. Soon enough you'll be itching to move up to more high end stuff when your first tank starts thriving.
I like the Eco-complete too, and it's very easy to set up and work with.
It would probably be the best to try to find some compact fluorescent lighting if you just have the standards right now. I think you could find some that would keep you at less than 2WPG for your low tech start (if that's what you decide on), and it would still be more plant friendly than the standards.
The ZooMed lights are available at places like www.petsolutions.com
On another note, you might want to get a few more Oto's since they really do best with company of their own.
Last edited by JanS; 05-04-2005 at 12:40 PM..