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A 96 power compact over a ten gallon? You will absolutely need CO2 injection then, with that much light. The amount of CO2 addition necessary is a function of the amount of lighting you place over your setup. A 2wpg tank may do fine with 15ppm CO2 but a 4wpg tank will be much harder to control and require the already mentioned 30ppm.

If you want to follow the non-CO2 route, I recommend plants like:

Anubias barteri var. nana
Bacopa caroliniana
Bacopa monnieri
Cryptocoryne sp (wendtii, walkeri, lutea, lucens, etc)
Hygrophila difformis
Hygrophila polysperma
Lysimachia nummularia
Java fern
Java moss
Rotala rotundifolia
...just to name a few

You'll still have quite a bit of pruning to do, though. Really, CO2 injection does not make an aquarium any more difficult than a non-CO2 tank, IMO. Aquariums functioning with CO2 injection also tend to be more visually appealing.

It depends on your goals,

Carlos
 
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