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I am brand new to the fish tank world, and also more importantly brand new to the planted tank club. Ok I wanted a fish tank for a while and a friend of mine had one he wanted to get rid of so thats how it all started. I never liked plastic plants and so I jumped right into live plants without getting any information first. Well now that my plants are dying I have started reading tons and tons of info.

Any advice or guidance would GREATLY be appreciated.

Let me start off on what I have currently.

40 gal tank
20watt Coralife Nutri Grow Blub
Heater(pleanty powerful enough not a problem so far)
Penguin Bio-Wheel 330
2-2.5 inches of brown aquarium gravel
Various plants (not to concerned if I loose them in the conversion process)
Various fish (1 puffer, 6 neons, 4 chiclids, 1 plecostomus)

What I am planning on getting now that I have learned
(Please correct me if I am making a mistake)


2 bags of Flourite and used as a base with current gravel top
AHS supply two 2x36 watt bulbs with their enclosure

and I will probably need a CO2 system of some sort any recomendations in that area as well. I want a compressed system and I don't want to fuss with the yeast.

Thanks for any suggestions guys :D
 

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Heres some pictures to show you guys what I have so far

The Whole Tank


The Right Side


The Left Side
 

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Yeah I am now aware of the light problem. Thats why I wanted to make sure that (AHS supply two 2x36 watt bulbs with their enclosure) was a good choice.

My plan is to have a fairly heavly planted tank and I am still debating on the CO2 DIY or compressed. I really don't want to change later.
 
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