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Welcome Carttman,

Sir Black is right, as always:) I also would recommend starting with ~2wpg and no co2. You could upgrade your lighting to hold 3-24" tubes or use an AH supply PC(power compact) light to 1x 55 watt lamp. Any lamp will work as long as it is full spectrum with a color temp (the K rating) of 5500K to 10,000K Any oof those temps will be fine for the plants. What you settle with is purely aestetic really. Kigher K looks more redish, lower is bluer. Do not use actinic bulbs. If you want to make your own hood, check out my thread "Ask Dennis" in the DIY section. I use flourish tabs in my substrate and fine they work wonderfully.

Last recomemndation, read, read, read. The APC is a wonderful resource. Most any question you may have is answered here somewhere. Please though, feel free to ask for help. THat's what its all about:)
 
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