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Well here's my question..........
What is the minimum WPG for these type of plants? (With CO2 injection)

I'm not worried about slow growth as much as algae

Wisteria
Crypt Wenditti
Watersprite
Aponogeton

Upgrading lighting isn't an option right now but will be in the future
Right now I'm operating on 2wpg
 

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When it comes to ferts, is it easier to dose when you mix your own or is there readily available ferts out there. I see a lot on the shelves (kents, tetra flora ect...) but I don't see anyone using them here. Is there good premixed ferts out there? If so what are some good "all in one" ferts? Should I get them individualy or mix my own?
 

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I'm right at the 2wpg line. I thought CO2 always helped as long as the level doesn't rise above 40-50ppm
 

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20 Gallon High
 

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I know its low. Its all I have right now. I plan to upgrade in the next 2 months but it isn't pheasible right now. I'm still learning though. I could upgrade the screw in pc bulbs to a higher wattage but the K rating is low. Like 3000K and makes the tank look yellow. I'm afraid this would lead to an algae outbreak.
 

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On another note....if plants use the red and blue spectrum, why aren't actinic blue bulbs useful?
 
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